Alaska Just Had Hottest Year in Recorded History

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According to recent data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Alaska has had its hottest year in on record and it is about to get even hotter.

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Since climate change became an issue, Alaska has experienced melting permafrost, increased wildfires, an acidifying ocean and depletion of habitat for critical species.

“Alaska isn’t only experiencing the hottest temperatures on record by a huge margin,”observed Gizmodo: “The state’s frozen rivers broke up earlier than ever before. The growing season shifted earlier than ever in recorded history. The state is also drying up quick, with only the very lowest coastal regions not in active drought right now.”

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