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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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