Alaska Warmer than Alabama

On the graph above, orange and red stuff is warmer than average, “average” being defined as the average on this date between 1979 and 2000. Blue/purple stuff is colder.

On the graph above, orange and red stuff is warmer than average, “average” being defined as the average on this date between 1979 and 2000. Blue/purple stuff is colder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A record warm air mass has resulted in many locations tying or setting record daily temperatures  across northern Alaska the past several days.  Some long term stations have broken all-time January high temperatures…including Denali National Park and Nome…

from Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Meanwhile, in the United States Congress:

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday voted down an amendment that would have stated conclusively that climate change is occurring. … Twenty-four E&C members — all Republicans — voted against the amendment. Among them was E&C Chair Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who has said before that he doesn’t think climate change is caused by human activity, and Joe Barton (R-TX), who also questions humans’ role in climate change. In total, the Republicans who voted to deny climate change have accepted about $9.3 million in career contributions from the oil, gas and coal industries, according to analysis by the CAP Action War Room.

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