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5 ways climate change is already affecting Alaska

5 ways climate change is already affecting Alaska

President Barack Obama is in Alaska this week, visiting melting glaciers and remote towns and meeting with other Arctic leaders. On Sunday, the president made a major statement by officially renaming Mt. McKinley — the U.S.'s highest peak — Denali, its traditional native name. The trip's purpose is to highlight climate change — and for Alaska in particular, the change has been dramatic. Alaska has already warmed by more than 3 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 50 years. Overall, that has led to sweeping changes, including: Dramatic ice melting: Alaska is a state famous for its snowy peaks and mountain glaciers — a major tourist draw. Yet its ice...

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