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Cape Alava, Olympic National Park

Cape Alava, Olympic National Park

Cape Alava is a point of land on the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula, about 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Forks and 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.

Point Lay, Kasegaluk Lagoon

Point Lay, Kasegaluk Lagoon

Point Lay is a point of land at the mouth of the Kokolik River on Kasegaluk Lagoon, separated from the Chukchi Sea by an unnamed barrier island, about 143 miles (231 km) northeast of Point Hope and 96 miles (155 km) southwest of Wainwright, Alaska.

Munson Point, Kachemak Bay

Munson Point, Kachemak Bay

Munson Point is a peninsula formed by an ancient lateral moraine located between Beluga Slough and Mariner Lagoon, about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Seldovia and 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Homer, Alaska.

Clover Point, Ross Bay

Clover Point, Ross Bay

Clover Point is a park of about 10 acres (4 ha) owned by the City of Victoria located between Ross Bay on the east and Finlayson Bay on the west, about 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of Oak Bay and 1.6 miles (2.6 km) southeast of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Devils Bay, Afognak Island

Devils Bay, Afognak Island

Devils Bay is a bight about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide on the north shore of Black Cape on Afognak Island in the Kodiak Island Archipelago, about 97 miles (156 km) southwest of Homer and 48 miles (77 km) northwest of the community of Kodiak, Alaska.

Cascade Glacier, Lituya Bay

Cascade Glacier, Lituya Bay

Cascade Glacier starts from the western slope of Peak 7788 (2,374 m) in the Fairweather Range and flows west for 2.6 miles (4 km) to the head of Lituya Bay in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat and 67 miles (108 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Cowell Beach, Half Moon Bay

Cowell Beach, Half Moon Bay

Cowell Beach is at the southern end of Half Moon Bay and the northern boundary of the Cowell Ranch, one of several historical landholdings of industrialist Henry Cowell, about 38 miles (61 km) northwest of Santa Cruz and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) south of the community of Half Moon Bay, California.

Vindicator, Popof Island

Vindicator, Popof Island

Vindicator is a historical beach placer mine on the western shore of Popof Island between Sand Point and Red Cove, about 260 miles (419 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 67 miles (108 km) southwest of Perryville, Alaska.

Tukrok River, Cape Krusenstern

Tukrok River, Cape Krusenstern

Tukrok River flows for 7 miles (11 km) from Krusenstern Lagoon to Kotzebue Sound in Cape Krusenstern National Monument, about 166 miles (268 km) northeast of Wales and 23 miles (37 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.

Portage Head, Makah Bay

Portage Head, Makah Bay

Portage Head is a prominent headland south of Cape Flattery on the Olympic Peninsula that separates Makah Bay Beach from Shi Shi Beach, about 58 miles (94 km) west-northwest of Port Angeles and 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.

Kasilof River, Kenai Peninsula

Kasilof River, Kenai Peninsula

Kasilof River starts at the outlet of Tustumena Lake on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest for 17 miles (27 km) to Cook Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) north-northeast of Homer and 13 miles (21 km) south-southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Cordova Bay, Vancouver Island

Cordova Bay, Vancouver Island

Cordova Bay is an embayment and a community located in the municipality of Saanich, one of the 13 cities comprising the Greater Victoria Region on Vancouver Island, about 9 miles (14.5 km) south-southeast of Sidney and 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

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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