Townsville Daily Bulletin Friday Febuary 23, 1940
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.
Examiner, Launceston, Tas. Thursday 1 February 1940
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.
Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld. Monday 15 September 1947
“All the great glaciers around the North Pole are melting, and eventually the Pole will be ice-free,”
Goulburn Evening Penny Post, NSW Monday 28 June 1937
MOSCOW, . Sunday: The “heat wave” at the North Pole has become intensified to an uncomfortable extent. This surprising news came in a radio message from the Soviet expedition camped. there on an ice floe.
Auckland Star VLXXI, Issue 297, 14 December 1940
SCIENTISTS’ REPORTS. THIRD LESS IN 50 YEARS.
(By THOMAS R. HENRY.) WASHINGTON.
The ice of the Arctic Ocean is melting so rapidly that more than one-third of it has disappeared in fifty years.
Daily Post, Hobart, Tas. Thursday 27 April 1911
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.
North-Eastern Advertiser Tuesday 18 November 1930
It is now definitely established that Greenland’s ice cap is disappearing. The ice has melted down 8 feet in the last year.
The entire disappearance of this ice-cap would probably open all the polar regions to settlements, as it is this this ice cap that now profoundly effects the climate of the Arctic and North Temperate zones. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/151159556