The Glacial Attack

Lots of comments today from people whining about man-made glacial retreat. I assume it is an organized event, so let’s just put it to bed right now.

The current Greenland warming, while not yet quite matching the temperatures of 70 years ago …..

– Walt Meier NSIDC

“Examination of several proxy records (e.g., sediment cores) of sea ice indicate ice-free or near ice-free summer conditions for at least some time during the period of 15,000 to 5,000 years ago”

– Walt Meier NSIDC

CLEVELAND, Feb. 16 (A.A.P.) Dr. William S. Carlson, an Arctic expert, said to-night that the Polar icecaps were melting at an astonishing and unexplained rate and were threatening to swamp seaports   by raising the ocean levels.

Leading Arctic expert from 1953

The glaciers of Norway and Alaska are only half the size they were 50 years age. The temperature around Spitsbergen has so modified that the sailing time has lengthened from three to eight months of the year,”

Leading Arctic expert from 1952

LONDON (A.P.).-The earth is getting warmer. The oceans are getting deeper. The glaciers are getting smaller. Even the fish are changing their way of life.

All this and more is going on because of a vast, unaccountable, century-by-century change, in climate. In his study at Bedford College in London, Britain’s distinguished geographer, Professor Gordon Manley, is worrying about it.

Leading geographer from 1950

Dr. Ahlman urged the establishment of an international agency to study conditions on a global basis. Temperatures had risen 10 degrees since 1900. The navigable season along Western Spitzbergen now last- ed eight months instead of three.

Leading Arctic expert from 1947

it was concluded that near Polar temperatures are on an average six degrees higher than those registered by Nansen 40 years ago. Ice measurements were on an average only 6½ feet against from 9¼ to 13 feet.

Russian report from 1940

The Norwegian, Captain Wiktor Arnesen, who has just returned from the Arctic, clains to have discovered an island 12 miles in circumference near the Franz Joseph Island, in latitude 80.40. He says that the island previously was hidden by an iceberg between 70 and 80 feet high, which has melted, showing the exceptional nature of the recent thawing in the Arctic.

The Courier-Mail  Monday 6 May 1940

By far the largest number of local glaciers in north-east Greenland had receded very greatly during recent decades, and it would not be exaggerating to say that these glaciers were nearing a catastrophe.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

InAlaska glaciers had been retreating from 100 to 200 years, the average rate of recession being about 50 feet a year. The Antarctic ice- sheet also showed signs of recent retreat.

“In fact,” said Professor Speight, “no case is recorded of a region of the world in which there are present signs of an advance.

The Sydney Morning Herald  Friday 13 January 1939

Glacier Bay was first surveyed in detail in 1794 by a team from the H.M.S. Discovery, captained by George Vancouver. At the time the survey produced showed a mere indentation in the shoreline. That massive glacier was more than 4,000 feet thick in places, up to 20 miles wide, and extended more than 100 miles to the St. Elias mountain range.

By 1879, however, naturalist John Muir discovered that the ice had retreated more than 30 miles forming an actual bay. By 1916, the Grand Pacific Glacier – the main glacier credited with carving the bay – had melted back 60 miles to the head of what is now Tarr Inlet.

http://www.glacierbay.org/geography.html

Norwegian report from 1923

http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/

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http://news.google.com/newspapers

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http://news.google.com/newspapers

1957

http://news.google.com/newspapers

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http://news.google.com/newspapers

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http://news.google.com/newspapers

1952

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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http://news.google.com/newspapers

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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29 Sep 1931 – LOST HORSE OF THE GLACIER.

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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http://news.google.com/newspapers

16 Apr 1923 – THE NORTH POLE CAUSES OF CHANGE OF CLIMATE.

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http://query.nytimes.com/

The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal  – Wednesday 28 September 1910

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28 Sep 1910 – RECEDING GLACIERS.

screenhunter 64 jun 28 07 02 Polar Meltdown

screenhunter 65 jun 28 07 03 Polar Meltdown

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW) Tuesday 31 July 1906

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/61454507

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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05 Sep 1929 – GLACIERS OF SWITZERLAND SUBJECT TO TIMETABLE

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/72280521

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

screenhunter 10 aug 14 08 43 Polar Meltdown

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/12664317?

ScreenHunter 01 Sep. 22 20.21 Polar Meltdown

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

The West Australian 4 December 1946

screenhunter 193 aug 03 07 52 Polar Meltdown

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/53140101?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4774414

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

The Arctic whaling journals of William Scoresby the younger

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8 Responses to The Glacial Attack

  1. Latitude says:

    that’ll do it!…. LOL

  2. @NJSnowFan says:

    Greenland has been like a giant snow sponge this summer. Normal melt but the snowfall has been non stop.

  3. Pathway says:

    Very nice compilation.

  4. X says:

    /1/ Some regions in Antarctica have no ice despite the cold conditions. I don’t know why.
    /2/ The comments show that people had no idea of the importance of the Sun in the changes that were happening and the importance of solar cycles for climate.
    /3/ They used terms like the AGW crowd uses now, but they had not yet made the SUV-connection.
    /4/ The last paper is from 1817 (I think) which would be 1 year after “the year without summer”, due to the eruption of Tambora,
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer

    and within the period usually designated as Dalton minimum. How could that be?
    http://iceagenow.info/2012/05/year-summer-occurred-dalton-minimum/

    /5/ In the 1950’s we had two strong solar cycles in a sequence cycle 18 and 19, the latter was the strongest cycle ever recorded,
    http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/dhm4444/media/ssncon_zps8d97b454.jpg.html?sort=3&o=10

    and it’s expected that this could affect the Arctic icecap importantly, but the reports from the beginning of the century are somewhat puzzling.

    /6/ The years of the WWII are also referred to as the “warm years” in the Arctic, when (probably) strong oscillations in the ice extent occurred, although the ice recovered pretty fast after the war and reached a maximum in 1952, with extension similar to the beginning of the XX century,
    http://hidethedecline.eu/pages/posts/arctic-sea-ice-data-collected-by-dmi-1893-1961-259.php

  5. Don says:

    I guess we missed the warming then. Drat! My non-beach front land that I bought hoping it would shortly be beach front land plans have gone awry.

  6. craziguy369 says:

    All this stuff is great information… the Author must spend a lot of time collecting this stuff.. just wish it were a bit more organized so we can reference it easier in the future, to combat all these Alarmists out there…

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