MELTING ICE CAP DANGER. 31 May 1947. “If the An- tarctic ice regions and the major Greenland ice cap should reduce at the same rate as they are at present melting, oceanic surfaces would rise in catastrophic proportions, and people living in the lowlands along the shores would be inundated.”

MELTING ICE CAP DANGER (1947, May 31). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved May 12, 2020, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206031092?searchTerm=melting%20ice%20cap%20danger&searchLimits=#

MELTING ICE CAP DANGER
Warmer Arctic Temperatures
LOS ANGELES, May 30 (A;A.P.).
A mysterious warming of the climate is slowly manifesting itself in the Arctic; and if the An-
tarctic ice regions and the major Greenland ice cap should reduce at the same rate as they are at present melting, oceanic surfaces would rise in catastrophic proportions, and people living in the lowlands along the shores would be inundated.
This was the view expressed by Dr-Hana Ahlmann; noted Swedish geophysicist, to-day at the
University of California’s Geophysical Institute.
Dr. Ahlmann added that temperatures in the Arctic have increased . 10 degrees Fahrenheit
since 1900. an “enormous” rise from the scientific standpoint.
Waters in the Spitsbergen area in the same period rose 3 to 5 degrees in temperature, and one to one and a half millimetres yearly in level.

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