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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Examiner, Launceston, Tas. Thursday 1 February 1940ggmelt1940

Is the Arctic climate becoming more temperate?

Remarkable new information, given by the famous Swedish authority, Professor H. Wilson Ahlmann, in a lecture to the Swedish Geographical Society, suggests that this may be the case.

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Daily Post, Hobart, Tas. Thursday 27 April 1911meltfloods1911

ST. PETERSBURG, Wednesday, Reports from Western Russia and Siberia tell of the sudden arrival of spring . The ice on the river has broken, up and this, with the melting of the snow, which lies during the winter several feet deep all over the level plains, has caused high floods, which are doing an immense amount of damage.

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