Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Model T Emissions were ONLY the Beginning

  • Old NFO sent me this  on Monday.

"The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. 

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. 

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds."

with this note:

 I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post - 88 years ago!

He wasn't pulling my leg and I found the original article.
Link here:


Wow - I can only imagine what caused that. . . . .
Cars, cars, and more cars.
All manner of appliances sucking down energy.

The glacier melting capability of the kitty cat clock
(no wait that was 1932)

Like some people do today - we'll blame
 EVERYTHING for global warming
Whatever you do folks - do NOT tell Al Gore about my stove!


  1. Somehow, I'm not surprised. Last year's UN "polar ice cap exploration" cruise - to measure the rate of shrinkage - had to be cancelled & rescued because they got stuck in the ice. And the US Coast Guard is currently urging rapid completion of its newest icebreaker due to rapid expansion of the polar ice.

  2. I think it was the tail on that cat clock, it was just too much.

  3. Funny stuff! Actually, though, 1922 was after the second wave of the Industrial Revolution, which had burned a lot of coal; this is well into a period when we see in retrospect that increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration were exponentiating.

    It was a generation after Arrhenius had made the first modern-looking attempts to calculate atmospheric causes for climate change (a subject that had already been the subject of much debate, especially as scientists tried to figure out the cause of the Ice Ages) though my impression is that in the 1920s, most of the research attention had turned to astrophysical theories.

    See for instance



    Since those fuels don't burn themselves, we have to also look at population trends in the technological world. Although overall world population was still in mere linear increase until well until the 20th century, Europe had undergone tremendous growth, with a near-doubling in the 18th century and then a doubling in the 19th, and so obviously had North America (though immigration from Europe blurs that distinction somewhat).

  4. Ok now you know that good old Al invented the internet and is all of this stuff. Expect a knock on your door in 3...2...1

    Great post!

  5. My chuckle for the day- thank you!

  6. Don't worry, your stove secret is safe with me.......


  7. Whenever a person brings up what the sun is doing, climate change folks think you're a denier and that's the end of the conversation. But I heard the sun is going into a cooling phase, that we might not have a growing season in North America between now and 2025. I am most troubled by how the government wants to shut down or is shutting down the coal, oil and cattle industries. It's he politics around Climate Change that are scary.


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