EDITORS NOTE: This article occurs in the 1950’s, a time period with the least amount of climate change news articles. It also make an outrageous claim, that can’t be true, the article claims Spitsbergen’s mean temperature was higher by ten degrees in 1950 than it was in 1900. Spitsbergen is an archipelago that is part of Norway, that is inside the Arctic Circle. Most climate models today are predicting gloabal catastrophs if the temperature raises 1-3 degrees, this article claims there has already been a 10 degree rise in temperature in the past 50 years. If that had happened the arctic ice would have already have melted. What probably happened, is the older temperatures were not an accurate and not taken over a year long period. In 1900 there were no automated temperature recording devices that would work year round, especially in a harsh arctic environment. Additionally Spitsbergen is known for it’s polar bear population today, making it impossible for a researcher to live there long enough to get accurate readings over any length of time in the 1900’s.
New York Times - Aug 10, 1952
"Largely through the publications of Dr Hans W Ahlmann, Swedish climatologist known the world over for his work in the Arctic regions, we have learned that the world has been getting warmer in the last half century Spitsbergen's mean temperature was higher by ten degrees in 1950 than it was in 1900..."CITATION: New York Times - Aug 10, 1952 - page E8 SOURCE: PROQUEST: PDF: ARCHIVE: