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Portland Canal is a narrow water passage that forms part of the boundary between Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.
Point of the Arches and the adjacent Shi Shi Beach represent a unique section of shoreline located at the edge of the Olympic National Park.
The New Eddystone Rock is a pillar of basalt, 237 feet (72 m) high, in Behm Canal, Alaska.
Rudyerd Bay is a fjord on the mainland of Southeast Alaska, about 37 air miles (60 km) east of Ketchikan.
The Lucy Islands are a small archipelago in Chatham Sound, roughly 11 miles (17 km) west of Prince Rupert, Canada.
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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