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The Arctic is melting, says scientist

The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Saturday 31 May 1947meltarctic1947

Los Angeles (AAP) A mysterious warming of the Arctic climate is slowly manifesting itself, said Dr Haas Ahlmann, Swedish geophysicist at the University of California yesterday.

If the Antarctic ice regions and the major Greenland icecap should reduce at the rate of the present melting, he said, the oceanic surfaces would rise to catastrophic proportions. People living in the lowlands along the shores would be inundated. Temperatures in the Arctic had increased 10deg Fahrenheit since 1900, an “enormous” rise from the scientific standpoint.

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THE NORTH POLE. Is it Getting Warmer

Townsville Daily Bulletin Friday Febuary 23, 1940warmpole1940

THE NORTH POLE. Is it Getting Warmer.
(From a Special Correspondent. By Air Mail.)

BUNDABERG, February 22. Is it getting warmer at the North Pole? From soundings and meteorological tests taken by the Soviet explorers who returned this week to Murmansk, Russia’s sole ice-free Arctic port, 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.

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