- Polar ice thaw increasing. Glaciers said to be melting
Cleveland — Dr. William S. Carlson, an Arctic expert, said last night that the Polar ice caps were melting at an astonishing and unexplained rate, and threatening to swamp seaports by raising ocean levels.
Dr. Carlson said it would take hundreds of years for the melting to have much effect, but the rate in the last half century had been exceedingly rapid.
“The glaciers of Norway and Alaska are only half the size they were 50 years ago. The temperature around Spitzbergen has so modified that the sailing time has lengthened from three to eight months of the year,” he said.
Source: AAP (The Canberra Times, The Cairns Post)