The National Wildlife Federation has issued an alarmist report:
In this alarmist report they include:
Meanwhile, what is really happening? The Alaska Dispatch reports
Alaska has warmed about twice as much as the continental United States and warming is severely altering the Arctic landscape including melting permafrost. In the face of this unprecedented warming, many uniquely polar habitats—like the sea ice that polar bears, seals, and walrus require to hunt—are shrinking fast.
Forget global warming, Alaska is headed for an ice age
Alaska is going rogue on climate change. While global temperatures surge hotter and the ice-cap crumbles, the nation's icebox is getting even icier.
In the first decade since 2000, the 49th state cooled 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit (16.4ºC).
But now comes cooling. Researchers blame the Decadal Oscillation, an ocean phenomenon that brought chillier surface water temperatures toward Alaska. Some contend the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is harming the state's king salmon runs, too.
Could it warm up a bit during the second half of Alaska’s winter? Anything is possible, but the National Weather Service in Anchorage recently completed its 90-day forecast and calls for colder-than-normal temperatures at least through the end of March, said meteorologist Dave Stricklan.