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Cirque Glacier, Endicott Arm

Cirque Glacier, Endicott Arm

An unnamed glacier hangs above a cirque on the southern shore of Endicott Arm, a fjord in the Coast Mountains of Southeast Alaska that extends northwest for 33 miles (53 km) from the terminus of the Dawes Glacier to Holkham Bay, 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Juneau and 47 miles (76 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska

Kashteen Peninsula, Tsaa Fjord

Kashteen Peninsula, Tsaa Fjord

The Kashteen Peninsula is located in Icy Bay and is emerging from under the retreating Guyot Glacier, about 149 miles (240 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 73 miles (118 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

SS Oduna, Cape Pankof

SS Oduna, Cape Pankof

Cape Pankof is a point of land on the southeast tip of the lkatan Peninsula on the southeast coast of Unimak Island, 148 miles (239 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of False Pass, Alaska.

Año Nuevo Island, Año Nuevo State Park

Año Nuevo Island, Año Nuevo State Park

Año Nuevo Island is about 9 acres (3.6 ha) and separated by a narrow channel from Año Nuevo Point, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Santa Cruz and 11 miles (18 km) south-southeast of Pescadero, California.

Steamboat Bay, Noyes Island

Steamboat Bay, Noyes Island

Steamboat Bay is an estuary on the north coast of Noyes Island, 122 miles (197 km) southeast of Sitka and 77 miles (124 km) west-northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Old Chenega Village, Chenega Island

Old Chenega Village, Chenega Island

Old Chenega is an abandoned Chugach-Alutiiq Native village on the southern tip of Chenega Island, at the head of Chenega Cove, in Prince William Sound about 42 miles (68 km) southeast of Whittier and 15 miles (24 km) north-northwest of the village of Chenega Bay, Alaska.

Grewingk Creek, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Creek, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Creek flows for 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from a lake, formed by the retreating Grewingk Glacier, to the southern shore of Kachemak Bay about 13 miles (21 km) east of Homer and 4 miles (6.5 km) north-northeast of Halibut Cove, Alaska.

Twin Hills, Togiak Bay

Twin Hills, Togiak Bay

Twin Hills is a Yup’ik village at the head of Togiak Bay, about 130 miles (210 km) southeast of Bethel and 64 miles (103 km) west of Dillingham, Alaska.

Butedale, Princess Royal Island

Butedale, Princess Royal Island

Butedale is an abandoned salmon cannery located along the Inside Passage to Alaska on the northeast side of Princess Royal Island, and the south shore of Fraser Reach of the Princess Royal Channel, about 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 59 miles (95 km) south of Kitimat, British Columbia.

Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay

Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay

Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay is an active duty U.S. Coast Guard facility located in Garibaldi on Tillamook Bay, 7.5 miles (12 km) northwest of the community of Tillamook, Oregon.

Cape Decision Lighthouse, Kuiu Island

Cape Decision Lighthouse, Kuiu Island

Cape Decision is a headland on the southern end of Kuiu Island in Southeast Alaska, 105 miles (169 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 75 miles (121 km) southwest of Wrangell, Alaska.

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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