The abnormal warmth which rapidly melted glaciers during the first half of the 20th century has been erased by NASA.
“Glacial retreat high in the Austrian Alps marks the abnormal warmth that prevailed in the first half of this century. By 1940, the confiuence of the glaciers Hintereisferner and Kesselwandfernerhas broken. Where ice once lay 650 feet thick, only a small tongue of Hintereisferner appears at far left in 1956, nearly a mile from its farthest advance.”
“Drought, floods, the failure of monsoons and the run of hard winters are all evidence. they say, that the world has come to the end of a spell of even-tempered weather which began in about 1910 and lasted until about 1960. This period has even been called “a little tropical age” by one of the more quotable of climatologists. Professor Reid Bryson. What follows the tropics could be harder to live with — weather more typical of the 19th century or even of the “little Ice Age “which lasted between 1430 and 1850”