There was a large solar storm on May 15 of that year.
One hundred years ago there was a worldwide drought and famine, and the San Francisco Examiner devoted three pages to an explanation of how the drought was linked to behavior of the planets and the sun.
“THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 1921
RUSSIA’S SUFFERING. But it is in Russia, along the fertile wheat fields of the Volga, which used to feed not only Russia and neighboring countries, but the whole of Europe, that we see the worst famine. The vast valley of the Volga, from Samara to Penn, is reduced to a state of desolation—with from twenty to forty million lives .endangered by famine, and millions, of men, women and children migrating, in various directions, in the hope of finding food. The water from springs and wells is utterly exhausted, and the country dried up and cracked open to a great depth, owing to the absence of rain for six months, from March to September. No such drought and famine has ever before afflicted Russia; and the governments of Europe and America are exerting themselves to succor millions of destitute and starving Russians.”
in 1922, the ice between Alaska and the North Pole was thin, rotten first year ice.
The Arctic was rapidly melting, and there was no ice around Svalbard.
Arctic winter temperatures warmed 16 degrees from 1910 to 1939.
The glaciers of Greenland and Norway were facing catastrophic collapse.
NASA shows 1921 as being one of the coldest years on record and that the summer of 1921 was well below normal temperature.
In 1989, the head of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center said that earth cooled from 1921 to 1979. Now they show lots of warming during that period.
Analysis of warming since 1881 shows most of the increase in global temperature happened before 1919 — before the more re-cent sharp rise in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. said Thomas Karl, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. While global climate warmed overall since 1881, it actually cooled from 1921 to 1979, Karl said
NOAA has since altered their data, and now shows cooling from 1880 to 1919 and warming from 1921 to 1979.