Alaskans for global warming, estab. 1898

Today’s guest artist: Nicole.

An early global warming advocate, as recorded by Captain Edwin F. Glenn, Oct 21, 1898:

I told him [Hanmore] of the country traversed by me and particularly of the Madanuska [sic: Matanuska] Valley as an agricultural location which he concurred it but seemed to think that the Sushitna [sic: Susitna] Valley is far more promising for this on account of frosts being less apt to destroy crops during the growing season. He strongly advocates the burning off of the mossy portion of the country because it will tend to produce more and better grass and he thinks will tend to raise the temperature generally because the removal of the moss will permit the sun to strike the ice and frozen ground that lies underneath.

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I'm head of Archives & Special Collections at the Consortium Library. I've been with A&SC since 2002, first as reference archivist, now as head of the department.

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