climate

Beyond The Weather

Dec 7, 2018
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Dan Bross talks to Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the historic Chinook of December 1934.

Beyond The Weather

Nov 16, 2018
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman talks about Thanksgiving weather, including an historic ice storm.

Rick Thoman/NOAA

Overnight low temperatures have dropped down to freezing in some spots around the Interior over the past week, including Denali Park to the south and Eagle to the east. It hasn’t dropped that much yet in the Fairbanks area – but it’s overdue.


NOAA/National Weather Service

National Weather Service climate expert Rick Thoman says there’s a good chance that all of Alaska will be warmer than normal in August and the next couple of months. But he says there’s near-certainty that coastal areas along the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering and Beaufort seas will be warm through October.


The role of climate change in our weird winter weather …


A high-ranking U.S. official says Alaska needs more infrastructure to handle increased shipping through Arctic waters.


A wide-ranging plan for the Arctic – a place most Americans don’t know much about.


Climate change is destroying the historical record of Arctic peoples.


University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering

Geology and climate are interacting in the Brooks Range, sending masses of debris down mountains toward the Dalton Highway. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, one of the moving debris lobes has prompted a plan to relocate the road.

Kristin Timm

Fairbanks-area environmental activists say they’re building on the momentum they generated two weeks ago during the local observance of the global People’s Climate March.They’re forming a local chapter of the national organization that headed-up the march to help lobby for limits on carbon emissions to reduce the impact of climate change.


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