Can analysing the ‘Big Warming’ at Spitsbergen from 1918 to 1940 contribute to the “INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR” from March 2007 to March 2009?

[1]We humbly aim for not less than to contribute significantly to the IPY that started recently on 1 st of March 2007 , with around 120 research projects either planned, announced, or already deployed, whereby this massive effort shall cover a panoply of disciplines across the Earth, oceanographic, biological, atmospheric, and social sciences, including “reading past climate”.

Actually our website “reading past climate” dates back only 90 years. Suddenly the temperatures exploded at Spitsbergen a remote archipelagos at the frings of the Arctic Ocean in winter 1918/19. This extraordinary climatic event was subject of a paper submitted to the

The Twentieth Annual Conference, PACON 2007:

Ocean Observing Systems and Marine Environment

Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 24-27, 2007.[2]

The analysis shows that the Big Warming occurred very sudden within a few months period, and that Spitsbergen experienced the extreme temperature jump first. As these two improtant facts can be established with certainty, the next question is immediately at hand: WHY. Considering the possible options we identified the naval war activities during World War I from 1914 to 1981 as the most promising aspirant for having caused this event. You are herewith kindly invited to scritinize the analysis presented at this website and form your own opinion.

Afterall, the sudden commencement of the Arctic Warming at Spitsbergen is still the most significant climatic event since the huge volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. Once the Big Warming at Spitsbergen is convincingly understood and explained, we would also know whether naval war during last century has played a significant role regarding the warming period from 1918-1940, and the global cooling from 1940-1980, respectively which role the oceans and seas had on the climate during the last Century.

For more detailed graphs regarding arctic temperatures see: Arctic warming update,, By Steven Milloy, January 15, 2005 ;


[1] The International Polar Year (IPY) is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009, details at : .