Last month, President Obama made these remarks
the Arctic is the leading edge of climate change — our leading indicator of what the entire planet faces. Arctic temperatures are rising about twice as fast as the global average.
The pace of melting is only getting faster. It’s now twice what it was between 1950 and 2000 — twice as fast as it was just a little over a decade ago.
if we do nothing, temperatures in Alaska are projected to rise between six and 12 degrees by the end of the century
Satellites show that the Arctic has been cooling for the past decade, particularly fast since 2010.
Sea ice extent is the highest it has been since 2005.
Alaska has cooled 0.1 degrees since 1977.