The Arctic Ocean is warming up

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The Arctic Ocean is warming up

Postby ColinS » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:37 pm

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 Consulate, 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Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones,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.



Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and

make most coastal cities uninhabitable.



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I must apologize.



I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported

by AP and published in The Washington Post -- 93 years ago!!
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