Baked Alaska Temperature Records

alaska temperature records

NOAA Climate.Goc has published details of the record breaking temperatures currently being measured in Alaska under the title “High temperatures smash all-time records in Alaska in early July 2019“. What they are reporting is not simply a few degrees above average, but 20 to 30 degrees higher than normal in some locations … On July … Read more

Accelerated Carbon Dioxide emissions from Alaskan tundra

A new study has exposed the reality of a fear that has existing for some time. As the permafrost increasingly thaws the organic carbon that is trapped there gets released. A new study of this in Alaska has revealed that this is exactly what is now happening. A paper that describes this study is available on PNAS, and is … Read more

Journey to the North Pole

As part of my 6,000 mile road trip to Alaska I managed to drop in on the North Pole …. no, not “the” geographical north pole, but rather a town 12 miles south of Fairbanks named “North Pole”. It is rather hard to avoid it, anybody heading to Fairbanks from the Alaska Highway or Valdez must drive through it. So … Read more

Heading North to Alaska … on a 6,000 mile road trip

August will be a rather sparse month for posts because I’m currently on a very long road trip and am heading North to Alaska … yes really. having climbed Ranier with my son and daughter. we are now all driving into the wilderness … (If curious, the following pictures are mine, I took them all … Read more