Punch,  60 (1871), 229.

Good News





Meteorology, Oceanography, Declinism, Religious Authority, Political Economy, Declinism, Exploration

    Responds to a report in The Times concerning William B Carpenter's evidence challenging the claim that the gulf stream carries heat from tropical regions to north-west Europe. The writer hopes that this claim, which is a 'long standing' and 'notorious tyrant', will be refuted and that the gulf stream, an 'uncalled-for interference on the part of a friendly power', will be abolished from conversation. On this basis, anticipates the end of talk of 'Foreign Invasion, Exhaustion of Coal, Decline of England's Power and speedy re-establishment of Popery', and the explorer David Livingstone's return.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]