The Lanphere Dunes are located between the Pacific Ocean and the Mad River Slough that flows through the Arcata Bottoms at the head of Humboldt Bay, about 59 miles (95 km) south of Crescent City and 8 miles (13 km) north of Eureka, California.
James Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands lying in Haro Strait, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off the coast of Vancouver Island, and 12 miles (19 km) north of Victoria, British Columbia.
Anderson Gulch is a small watershed on the Lost Coast of Northern California, between Northport Gulch and Dark Gulch, about 9 miles (15 km) west of Leggett and 2.6 miles (4 km) south-southeast of Wheeler, California.
Divers Cove is a small embayment with a beach at the west end of Heisler Park, about 9.3 miles (15 km) southeast of Newport Beach and 0.7 miles (1.1 km) northwest of Laguna Beach, California
Kincaid Park is 1,517 acres (614 ha) located on Point Campbell between Knik and Turnagain Arms of Cook Inlet, 5.2 miles (8 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Proposal Rock is at the mouth of the Neskowin Creek, about 10 miles (16 km) north-northeast of Lincoln City and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south-southwest of the community of Neskowin, Oregon.
Children’s Pool was one of the many gifts that philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps gave to the community of La Jolla, about 13 miles (21 km) south of Encinitas and 11.4 miles (18 km) northwest of San Diego, California.
Salmon Creek is a community bounded to the north by Salmon Creek Lagoon and to the west and south by Sonoma Coast State Beach, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Santa Rosa and 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Bodega Bay, California.
Hunters Cove is an embayment on the south side of Cape Sebastian, about 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Brooking and 6.3 miles (10 km) south of Gold Beach, Oregon.
Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.
About the background graphic
This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1850 (top) to 2019 (bottom). Each stripe represents the average global temperature for one year. The average temperature from 1971-2000 is set as the boundary between blue and red. The colour scale goes from -0.7°C to +0.7°C. The data are from the UK Met Office HadCRUT4.6 dataset.
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