Alaska’s climate is changing. Its temperature is rising. Here now, warm in winter means 30 below zero and not 60 below zero. And this in the weather is affecting everything from Alaskan vegetation to the health of the salmon. Rather it threatens the way of life the Alaskans live. Unlike the rest of the country, Alaska is phenomenally turning warm doesn’t matter if it is by civilization’s fuel-burning excesses or a natural shift in climate. Salmons are turning vulnerable to a parasite, once kept in check by colder water temperatures. This justifies the increase in river temperatures to a great extent. If this goes on, for the Alaskan families who live by catching fish to preserve and sustain themselves through the long Alaskan winter the whole thing will change. And the salmon run is going to change the whole watershed, the habitants apprehend.
Via: Courant News