FOR SOME REASON, in the past 50 years, Alaska’s annual temperature has increased at a rate more than twice that of the rest of the United States.
FOR SOME REASON, there are more than 100,000 glaciers in Alaska, and 95 percent of them are thinning, stagnating, or retreating.
FOR SOME REASON, the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season is predicted to be more active than historical averages.
FOR SOME REASON, a new NASA study found that Antarctica lost 125 gigatons of ice per year, on average, from 2002 to 2016.
FOR SOME REASON, an iceberg the size of Delaware, i.e. 10% of the Larsen Ice Shelf, is about to break off from the continent and collapse into the water.
FOR SOME REASON, an intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.
FOR SOME REASON, global warming is 95% likely to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia.
FOR SOME REASON, the global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century, and the rate of sea level rise in the last two decades is nearly double that of the last century.
FOR SOME REASON, the planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.
FOR SOME REASON, most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with 16 of the 17 warmest years on record occurring since 2001.
FOR SOME REASON, not only was 2016 the warmest year on record, but eight of the 12 months that make up the year — from January through September, with the exception of June — were the warmest on record for those respective months.
FOR SOME REASON, oceans have absorbed much of the increased heat, with the top 700 meters of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees F since 1969.
FOR SOME REASON, the amount of spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the past five decades and the snow is melting earlier.
FOR SOME REASON, since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by 30%.
FOR SOME REASON, ocean acidification is due to humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans.
FOR SOME REASON, the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.
Sources: Weather.com; Nasa.gov.