Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Weather or not you believe global warming, here's a true tidbit:

WEATHER REPORT...................(please make sure you read until the end)

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 Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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

I'm sorry; I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922
as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post.


Anonymous said...

Whaddayaknow Z - Everything old is new again!

And the beat goes on.


Elmers Brother said...

LOL...there IS nothing new under the sun....Solomon was right

shoprat said...

Nothing new under the sun.

Z said...

and yes, tio, I DO know how I spelled WEATHER in the title :-)

Faith said...

That's great to know, Z, thanks for posting it. I recently saw a documentary about life in Antarctica where the scientists are wringing their hands about their observations of disappearing ice. I dunno, I guess they can only see what's in front of them and it doesn't occur to them to think in terms of longer periods of time with changing conditions or even consider that what they are seeing has been going on for millennia without flooding the earth. Besides, God promised He wouldn't send another worldwide flood.

Anonymous said...

BS is BS -- and it certainly doesn't improve with age, does it?

Very funny!

I admit you had me concerned for a full minute.

My, how humanity thrills to the contemplation of Doom!

If anything, we're experiencing "Global FREEZING" right now. It's VERY cold for this part of the world (Flo-ri-duh). The cats won't stay out for more than a few minutes -- and they have lovely fur coats. In the thirties. Brrrrrrrrrrr!

~ FreeThinke

beamish said...

Bovine flatulence is destroying the ozone layer.

Wake up and smell the bullshit.

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing I read all the way to the end. I almost stopped reading to report to the police that someone had stolen your computer. I was so alarmed that I didn't even catch the weather/whether thing.


christian soldier said...

You got me!!!! :-)

I thought - maybe- someone had enticed you to the Dark Side!!!!(-:

Tom said...

Recycling global warming theories...

Beemish must be writing about deja poo!

sue said...

I always think that nothing really changes - just recycles.

Z said...

well, sue, we're going to be spending an awful lot of money trying to fix something that probably isn't broken; or at least can't be blamed on human participation, which is where 100% of the costlyeffort is going. That's scary.
I believe both sides of the global change situation should be listened to and respected and not covered up as those hacked emails proved. The scientists who believe these changes ARE cyclical aren't even invited to the Gore-sponsored "believe me that this is true no matter what the facts are" bunch's meetings.

sue said...

Amen to that.