May 192015

Warm Welcome

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. (How did they know? Did the seals tell them? 🙂

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 Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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!

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And this of course is just another example of the fact that climate has changed many times since the world began.
We find horn corals and other corals fossilized in rock here in the Niagara Peninsula formed many many years ago.
The only problem is that corals have to have an average temperature of 65 degrees F to grow. (18.3 degrees Celsius)
When was the last time we had an average of 65 degrees F here in Ontario?
Well that was only one of the many times that the climate was warmer than it is now. And yet we are here and there are more of us than ever before and I expect many more machines kicking out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and yet we are cooler than this article claims in 1922!
If there is any global warming, then perhaps it is due to other influences rather than we “wicked” people driving too much kicking out less warmth than in 1922! Shame on us back then ! 🙂
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