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Alaska On Fire

Fires are raging over Alaska. The satellite image below shows the situation on July 8, 2019.

As the image below shows, carbon monoxide levels were as high as 43,443 ppb over Alaska on July 8, 2019.

As the image below shows, carbon dioxide levels were as high as 561 ppm over that same spot in Alaska on July 8, 2019.

The situation looks set to further deteriorate as high temperatures are forecast for Alaska. The image below shows a forecast for July 10, 2019, of temperatures as high as 35.5°C or 95.8°F.

What drives up temperatures?

The image below shows very high sea surface temperature anomalies around Alaska on July 8, 2019.

Furthermore, changes to the jet stream are caused by the rapid heating of the Arctic. As the Arctic heats up faster than the rest of the world, the jet stream becomes more wavy.

These high temperatures in Alaska are also warming up the water of rivers, causing warm water to flow into the seas around Alaska. Furthermore, fires are causing soot to be deposited on mountains and sea ice, further speeding up the demise of the snow and ice cover in the Arctic. The image below shows a deformed jet stream (forecast for July 9, 2019).

The situation is dire and calls for comprehensive and effective action, as described in the Climate Plan.

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