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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:56 AM

Alaska crushes record for hottest December as Arctic sea ice hits record low

Alaska crushes record for hottest December as Arctic sea ice hits record low

"We are the U.S.'s canary in that coal mine."


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In its hottest December ever recorded, Alaska was a stunning 15.7°F above the 20th century average. And the year ended with Arctic sea ice hitting an all-time record low.

While the East Coast had a cool December and New Year’s week, Alaska baked. Last Tuesday, Anchorage hit 48°F, warmer than southern cities from Atlanta and Jacksonville to Houston and New Orleans.

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The Arctic as a whole was so warm in December that Arctic sea ice set a new end-of-year record low, as both the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported.

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Unfortunately for the rest of the globe, what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. Arctic amplification drives more extreme weather in North America, while accelerating the defrosting of the carbon-rich permafrost, releasing carbon dioxide and methane that each cause faster warming — a dangerous amplifying feedback.

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KelleyKramer Jan 2018 OP
raven mad Jan 2018 #1
onethatcares Jan 2018 #2
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2018 #3
paleotn Jan 2018 #7
joshdawg Jan 2018 #4
hatrack Jan 2018 #5
joshcryer Jan 2018 #6
paleotn Jan 2018 #8
hatrack Jan 2018 #10
joshcryer Jan 2018 #11
colsohlibgal Jan 2018 #9

Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:13 AM

1. It's only 13 below!!!

Run out to start your truck in socks weather!

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Response to raven mad (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:42 AM

2. That was in Fairbanks.

Have you checked Nome, Adak, Anchorage, Seward, Dawson Creek British Columbia?

Was that tongue in cheek?

Was stationed in Anchorage for three years in the 70s. 20 degrees in January was not the norm.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:55 AM

3. ...

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Response to raven mad (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:04 AM

7. Have you ever been to Alaska?

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:58 AM

4. But, but, but global warming and

climate change are myths made up by the Chinese and Liberals. Just ask any republican congressvermin and they'll tell ya. They got their "alternative facts" from Fox Spews.
And if no one can tell,

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:00 AM

5. 15.7F for a monthly anomaly is nothing short of off-the-charts insane . . .

Particularly for a state as enormous as Alaska.

To quote Joe Biden, this is a big fucking deal.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:04 AM

6. The US Navy has been saying this for years.

It's not just an environmental issue, it's a national security issue. It's insane.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:05 AM

8. The Pentagon has been taking it seriously for quite some time.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:20 AM

10. True: in fact, that's (indirectly) become a Republican talking point . . .

The Climate Solutions Caucus actually succeeded in blocking legislation that would have prohibited DOD from studying how rising sea levels will force them to close, protect or modify naval and air bases.

http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=17-P13-00048&segmentID=1

"See?!? We're all concerned! See how rational we are!"

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Response to hatrack (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:29 PM

11. Meanwhile they literally destroyed an arctic sea ice probe over "storage space."

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/05/donald-trump-accused-blocking-satellite-climate-change-research

Anything to sound like they're on board with anything military but nothing science.

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Response to KelleyKramer (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:18 AM

9. But, But....

It snowed last night in the Midwest so global warming must be a hoax. I am sure we’ll hear some Shill bring that up Monday on Fox “News”.

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