The Changing Arctic – November 1922
By Paul Homewood
What has been called the “Warming in the North” is well recognised as one of the major climatic shifts of the 20thC.
Sometime around 1920, temperatures began rising rapidly across the Arctic, and both sea and land ice disappeared. Below is an account from NOAA’s monthly weather review in November 1922:
The warming in the early 1920s was just the start, Across the Arctic, temperatures continued to climb to a peak around 1940. The temperature record at Jan Mayen, which is representative of the region, shows this well:
The yellow line is the actual temperature record, before GHCN and GISS got round to tampering with it (blue).
Apart from the anomalously warm year of 2014, temperatures in recent years are similar to that earlier period.
We find the same pattern with Akureyri, on the north coast of Iceland, and Tromo, Norway.
According to Wadhams, Serreze and the rest of the Arctic alarmist crew, once the ice starts to melt it will lead to a tipping point where warming will accelerate. The good old death spiral for Arctic ice.
The events of the early 20thC show this theory to be bunkum.
If they were proper scientists, they would realise that what they are looking at is the natural cycle of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.