6. Alaska is becoming unrecognizable.
Nowhere is global warming more stark than in our only Arctic state. Temperatures there have increased much more than the national average: 3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1949, or “double the rest of the country.” The state has the United States’ biggest and most dramatic glaciers—and it is losing them rapidly. Meanwhile, storms batter coasts that used to be insulated by now-vanished sea ice.
Every word of the above is utter BS. All of the warming in Alaska occurred in 1977, when the PDO shifted. Over the last decade, Alaska temperatures have plummeted. 2013 was one of the 10 coldest years on record in Alaska.
Last year the Tanana River had its latest breakup on record. The Bering Sea had the most ice ever recorded two years ago. And the Muir Glacier receded eight feet per day from the 1790s to the mid-18th century.
As usual, every single global warming “fact” is a gross distortion.