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That Summer When Climate Change Baked Alaska

Alaska is currently experiencing one of its hottest summers on record; by season's end, the summer of 2019 is likely to top the list. (To date, the state's hottest year on record was 2016; its second-hottest was last year.) This year's unprecedented heat is warping Alaska's reality. Wildfires, exacerbated by the high temperatures, have consumed more than two million acres. Anchorage recently saw thermometers hit 90 degrees for the first time in recorded history. And sea ice off Alaska's coast has vanished completely — something that has happened before, but never this early in the year.  Read more....

 

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