April 03, 2008

Historia desconocida : Nada nuevo bajo el sol

Lean esta noticia del Washington Post :
“The Artic 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 Consul Ifft at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Artic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters show 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Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.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 Artic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.”

¿Qué tiene de particular esta noticia? Ustedes pensarán que nada, lo que es muy razonable hoy día. Sólo que la noticia es del 2 de noviembre de 1922, y esto cambia todo el panorama. Me muero de curiosidad por escuchar a alguien del IPCC que comente cómo sus modelos climáticos explican estos hechos.

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