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Source: AP Story in the Washington Post
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 Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
SPPI Note: This familiar sounding news report was published in November 1922 when the Arctic likely warmed as much or more that recently. Many reports referred to the warming as “climate improvement.” This early 20th century warming occurred long before humans could have much reputed influence on temperatures, which may be why some government paid scientists world-wide are busy “adjusting” historical temperature data suppressing these early high temperatures while exaggerating upwards recent ones.
see full 1922 Arctic report