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Alaska is headed for an ice age
By Marvin Seibert


January 06, 2013
Sunday AM

I know climate change facts just stand in the way of the people who consider Al Gore a Messiah in this area but I feel the truth can always be best shown in the light of day, not a DVD of made up half-truths.

Some recent fact about the climate in Alaska...

  • In the first decade since 2000, Alaska has cooled 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The cooling trend is widespread, 19 of 20 National weather service stations thru out Alaska have reported this.
  • King Salmon on the Alaska Peninsula saw temperatures drop a significant 4.5 degrees for the decade.

I know these facts fly in the face of the global warmers but real-science must be taken seriously. We do not need people running around like Chicken Little putting forth the idea that the sky is falling. We do not need to go from one crisis to another, we just need to lead normal lives and conserve when it is convenient and economical. We all want clean air and water and not do damage to the environment, we just don't need to be in crisis mode every minute of the day. Life is too short not to enjoy it and our wonderful planet that we inhabit!

Marvin Seibert
Colorado Springs, CO

About:"I currently live in Colorado and will be re-locating to the beautiful state of Alaska in the very near future."

Received January 03, 2012 - Published January 06, 2012


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