Sea ice in the Bering Sea has been above normal for the past year, and is already running ahead of last year’s record levels.
Climate experts say that Alaska is the canary in the coal mine, and that it is the fastest warming place on Earth.
Only problem is that people who actually look at thermometers say the exact opposite.
The First Decade of the New Century: A Cooling Trend for Most of Alaska
Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
We looked at the temperature trend of the first decade of the 21st century for the 20 first order stations in Alaska and found that 19 of the 20 stations showed a cooling trend.
The University of Alaska says that temperatures in Alaska have declined 0.3C since 1977, and that five of the last six years have been below normal.