Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hottest year ever update from Alaska, the fastest warming place on earth: Last year was the second coldest of the last 40 years in Fairbanks

Why has Alaska become an island of cool in a warming globe? | Alaska Dispatch
FAIRBANKS -- This just in: 2012 was the coldest year of the new century here, and the second coldest in the last 40 years.

Fairbanks isn’t the only chilly place in Alaska. Average temperatures at 19 of 20 long-term National Weather Service stations displayed a cooling trend from 2000 to 2010, according a recent study written up by Gerd Wendler, Blake Moore and Lian Chen of the Alaska Climate Research Center.

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