Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.

  • Published 17 August 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did children in the coastal town of Nome. Wildfire season started early and stayed late. Thousands of walruses thronged to shore. Unusual weather events like this could become… Read at AP News