[Associated Press] 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
[omitted], 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Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the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.
[This was first published November 2, 1922, in the Washington Post.]
Dr Bob Griffin
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