Artcic Ice Melting : LUSENET : Global Warming : One Thread

Found on John Daly's site.

"A considerable change of climate inexplicable at present to us must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice has been, during the last two years, greatly abated." "2000 square leagues of ice with which the Greenland Seas between the latitudes of 74 and 80N have been hitherto covered, has in the last two years entirely disappeared."

"The floods which have the whole summer inundated all those parts of Germany where rivers have their sources in snowy mountains, afford ample proof that new sources of warmth have been opened ..."

This is an extract from a letter by the President of the Royal Society (London) addressed to the British Admiralty, recommending they send a ship to the Arctic to investigate the dramatic changes.

(The reference; Royal Society, London. Nov. 20, 1817. Minutes of Council, Vol. 8. pp.149-153.

-- Malcolm Taylor (, December 29, 2000


Hi Malcolm!

Nice new forum, but it seems that you have been holding out on us. :-) John Daly's website has moved: Still Waiting for Greenhouse Meanwhile, happy new year, happy new century, and happy new millennium! Jerry B

-- Jerry B (, December 29, 2000.

Thanks Jerry, I haven't marketed this site to any great extent yet, however it is now time to start letting more people know that it is here and available. Yes, John has moved his site and he has an automatic link from the old URL. The same easy reading format is still there.

Tonight we shall be celebrating the new millenium. All the best for the new year, century and millenium for you as well.

-- Malcolm Taylor (, December 30, 2000.

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