April 11, 2019
Climate change is impacting polar regions with far greater ferocity than elsewhere on the planet. Nowhere is this more clear than in Alaska.
Average temperatures in Alaska in the month of March were some 20 degrees above normal. Anchorage had 18 consecutive days above 40 degrees, and northern parts of the state reached 70 degrees — more than 40 degrees above normal.
Meanwhile, the warm temperatures have begun to thaw an estimated 66 tons of frozen human feces left by mountaineers on Denali, North America’s highest peak. Says a spokesman for the National Park Service, “We expect it to smell bad and look bad.”
And you can expect it to get worse.
Meanwhile, melting glaciers on Mount Everest are exposing some of the 200 bodies of climbers who died on the mountain and who have been, until now, entombed in ice.