Extreme Temperature Diary- Saturday December 29th, 2019/ Main Topic: Why Alaska Has Become A Big Climate Crisis News Item During The 2010s

Sunday December 29th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉

Why Alaska Has Become A Big Climate Crisis News Item During The 2010s

Dear Diary. During the 2010s Alaska is showing more signs of climate change than any other U.S. state. This has become particularly true during 2019:

Some if not most of this warmth can be blamed on the disappearance of Arctic sea ice, which normally during most of the year surrounds a good chunk of the western and northern coasts. Finally, during a frigid December 2019 ice has made a good comeback in the Beiring and Chuckchi Seas, but:

Of course, now that it is typically cold across Alaska some climate change deniers or down players are pouncing:

Looking at my own record count data this decade has seen a lot of record warmth, particularly after 2015:

Here are record counts, including ties, for the above 2010s chart:

Looking at the last 100 years of record ratio data we note this from:


And the numbers that go into the above chart:

Will snow make a disappearance across Alaska anytime soon? Probably not, and cold winters by lower 48 state standards will be with us for many years to come there, but what I have presented today are telling signs that indeed the Earth is suffering from a carbon pollution fever. Heed those signs.

Here is more climate and weather news from Sunday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article.)

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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”

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