Everything Old Is New Again

polarbearHere are some chilling climate conclusions from November 2, 1922 that might peak your interest, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post.  That was 92 years ago … the same people and the same media are still singing the same song!  You know the tune, see if these lyrics sound a bit familiar:

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 Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stone the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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

By the way, cute, cuddly Polar Bears seem to have become the modern symbol of impending global calamity.  You might feel more comfortable knowing  they can swim up to 60 miles in the Arctic waters, enjoy the serenity of getting off by themselves on the ice floes, and would rip you apart like an egg slicer if you get too close!

 

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