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 Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, 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 with 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Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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.
So, when was this article published?
For those of you who guessed 1922, you've got it!
Here's an image of the article:
86 years ago, the arctic ice was melting, which Al Gore swears is due to
But, you know how the global warming alarmists are -- don't let facts or common sense get in the way of furthering that agenda! We MUST abolish SUVs and use only "ecologically-friendly" (read: poisonous mercury filled) lightbulbs and tank our economy, or else mankind will PERISH!!
Maybe, just maybe, the climate does get warmer for periods of time. And then it cools down. And then it gets warmer again, and so on and so forth... regardless of what we do. After all, the single largest emitter of methane in the world is cow farts. I'm all for being responsible towards the environment -- I grew up learning all about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle -- but false alarmism to further an agenda gets us nowhere, solves no problems, and only causes harm to the planet by ignoring real problems for fake ones.
You can go here to read the article in greater detail.
Hat Tip: Moonbattery