Global Warming

 

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Claim:   A 1922 newspaper article reported that “radical change in climatic conditions” was melting Arctic ice and disrupting wildlife.

TRUE


Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, December 2009]

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.


I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post – 88 years ago!

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/science/globalwarming1922.asp#EBdxWUgoYX77fXOM.99

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About Brian Fulmer

Brian is the owner of Crossroads Property Management Inc. (www.crossroadsproperty.com) He writes six blogs and has written two books. He also works with various missions around the world. His first love is Guatemala.
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