We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"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 Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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 smelt which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable."
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!
The climate catastrophe zealots have been telling us we are all going to die from climate change for over a century. In the 1890s they were predicting a new ice age and Canada was supposed to become covered with glaciers. When that didn't happen the story was changed to global warming. In the 1930s the central United states was going to become a vast desert where nothing would grow and Canada was going to become temperate and we would all have to move to Canada. This history was on IBD, but I can't find the story.
There was another round of "ice age is coming" in the late '70's as well. But all of those have now been dismissed as "deniers" by our esteemed GISS and the crew at CRU in the UK. Just follow the money.