Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Evidence Of Pre-Gore Warming Found

There are some that will not want to read this piece, for no other reason than it appears in the Washington Times. However, it is worthy of a look for the substance of the article, if for no other reason than it can be verified if one wants to do so.

From the article:

D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared."

"This was one of several such articles I have found at the Library of Congress for the 1920s and 1930s," says Mr. Lockwood. "I had read of the just-released NASA estimates, that four of the 10 hottest years in the U.S. were actually in the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all."

What does this prove, you ask? Nothing, in and of itself.

But when you look at the level of carbon emissions in the 1920s and 1930s and compare them with today, it clearly shows that man's link to this global warming phenomenon is as ambiguous as ever. If there was concern over warming back then, without the level of carbon emissions of today, one cannot refute that this is something significant to consider.

This is one reason why I am not buying into this hysteria of man being the cause or of him exacerbating the process. It cannot be proven as many have suggested.

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