Let Us Learn From the Past



Global Warning November 1922

Something screwy going around here…………………………….

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Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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

Did I neglect to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post – 94 years ago.

This must have been caused by the Model T Ford’s emissions!!

5 Responses

  1. Man made climate change is not something to joke about. It is real, it exists and you can no longer ignore the science. Especially not when thousands of people have lost their lives or have been displaced.

    • There is no science to ignore. Show me evidence of people losing their lives or their homes from man made global warming.

      • Well then….

        Carbon emissions which cause climate change cause some 4.3 million deaths per year, and ambient air pollution from carbon emissions cause another 3.7 million deaths every year.

        Over the last 50 years, human activities – particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to trap additional heat in the lower atmosphere and affect the global climate.

        In the last 130 years, the world has warmed by approximately 0.85oC. Each of the last 3 decades has been successively warmer than any preceding decade since 18501.

        Sea levels are rising, glaciers are melting and precipitation patterns are changing. Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and frequent.

        Changes in climate are likely to lengthen the transmission seasons of important vector-borne diseases and to alter their geographic range. For example, climate change is projected to widen significantly the area of China where the snail-borne disease schistosomiasis occurs.

        Is that enough science and facts or would you like more?

        Globally, the number of reported weather-related natural disasters has more than tripled since the 1960s. Every year, these disasters result in over 60 000 deaths, mainly in developing countries.

        Rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events will destroy homes, medical facilities and other essential services. More than half of the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea. People may be forced to move, which in turn heightens the risk of a range of health effects, from mental disorders to communicable diseases.

        Increasingly variable rainfall patterns are likely to affect the supply of fresh water. A lack of safe water can compromise hygiene and increase the risk of diarrhoeal disease, which kills approximately 760 000 children aged under 5, every year. In extreme cases, water scarcity leads to drought and famine.

        By the late 21st century, climate change is likely to increase the frequency and intensity of drought at regional and global scale1.

        Floods are also increasing in frequency and intensity, and the frequency and intensity of extreme precipitation is expected to continue to increase throughout the current century1. Floods contaminate freshwater supplies, heighten the risk of water-borne diseases, and create breeding grounds for disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes.

        They also cause drownings and physical injuries, damage homes and disrupt the supply of medical and health services.

        Rising temperatures and variable precipitation are likely to decrease the production of staple foods in many of the poorest regions. This will increase the prevalence of malnutrition and undernutrition, which currently cause 3.1 million deaths every year.

        So how old are you? Don’t you see an increase of heat, storms, floods, wildfires, drought in your own country? What do you attribute that too?

        • I’m 77, and I’ve seen a lot of climate change that is normal. What I refuse to believe is that the change is due to man’s burning of fossil fuels. North America has not seen a single degree of temperature rise in years. Oceans are not rising, and weather patterns, no matter how different, run in cycles as they have for eons. You have cited a lot of science which is interesting, but I don’t see evidential links attributable to anything. Carbon is dumped into the atmosphere by volcanic activity in much larger doses than all the cars in the world. Why didn’t we see severe ice melt problems in the period of industrial pollution that permeated the atmosphere during the first sixty years of the last century? Man made climate change is a ruse invented by ambitious people whose desire to become wealthy by trading carbon credits.
          How will the world replace the electricity now being generated with today’s technologies? The surface of Earth will be covered with solar panels and bird killing windmills and there still would not be enough power to satisfy the needs of the world population. The purest air in the world will not stop people from dying because man will always lure another disease from the wild to cause deaths. Nor will the purest air in the world eliminate asthma because there will always be wind blowing particulates around that people will react to .

  2. As a layman, perhaps it is difficult to make out the real information in the mountains of data that gets produced. The last few days here in Gurgaon (near Delhi) have seen max temperatures at 45 C or even more, going upto 47. 45 C means 113 F. Day after day. It is so hot the moment you step out you feel the heat in your eyeballs, toenails, and other parts you scarcelyy ever even think about. We know we live in a hot place. But max summer temps normally max out at 43 and 44 C. Difficult for me to say whether it is emissions, or forest cover or sunspot activity, or it is just a natural cycle as Asimov wrote in one of his stories, every few thousand years there is a catastrophic event that leads to a wipeout and then a fresh beginning. But, I think we have had fair warning of escalating change.

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