Flashback 1947: Warming in Arctic, Antarctic & Greenland to cause sea level ‘rise in catastrophic proportions’
Flashback 1947: 'Danger seen in mysterious warning of Arctic Climate' - May 31, 1947 - Warwick Daily News- "A mysterious warming of the climate is slowly manifesting itself in the Arctic, and if the Antarctica ice regions and the major Greenland ice caps should reduce at the same rate as the present rate of melting should reduce at the same rate as the present rate of melting oceanic surfaces would rise in catastrophic proportions and people living in lowlands along the shores would be inundated, said Dr. Hans Ahlmann, noted Swedish geophysicist, in a speech at the University of California Geophysical Institute. Dr. Ahlmann added that temperatures in the Arctic had increased 10 degrees F since 1900, an 'enormous' rise from a scientific standpoint...The Arctic change is so serious that I hope an international agency can speedily be formed to study conditions on a global basis," he said. Dr. Ahlmann pointed out that in 1910 the navigable season along western Spitzbergen lasted three months. It now lasted eight months."