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 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Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines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
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
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the
ice melt the sea will rise and
make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
This report was from November 2, 1922, as reported
by the AP and published in The Washington Post -
93 years ago.
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