"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, he declared, 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 with 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 Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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."
who reported this ? the IPCC ?? the Meteorological Office....?? No, that was the US Weather Bureau in 1922.
1924 saw the first global cooling scare followed by a global warming scare in 1933, then it went silent until the 1970's with another global cooling warning, and now we have another warming scare today.
it's not new, scientists (I use the term loosely) do this from time to time...it seems
if you really want to throw water on the average eco warriors barbecue point them to the NASA data which says the worlds temperature is climbing still....(good times) but the UK Meteorological Office's Hadley centre for Climate Studies Had-Crut data shows worldwide temperatures declining since 1998 (bad times).... as do the two satellites circling the earth and taking extremely accurate temperature readings.
of course all this upward rounding of data is nothing to do with the fact that the person in charge of the temperature data at NASA is none other than Dr. James Hansen who just happens to be Al Gore's science advisor...... how convenient ?
that's almost as believable that Gordon Brown will win the next election with a massive majority :¬)