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Kasaan, Prince of Wales Island

Kasaan, Prince of Wales Island

Kasaan is a small community on the north shore of Kasaan Bay and the southern shore of the Kasaan Peninsula, on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, about 65 miles (105 km) south of Wrangell and 33 miles (53 km) west-northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Dofflemyer Point Light, Boston Harbor

Dofflemyer Point Light, Boston Harbor

Dofflemyer Point is located in the community of Boston Harbor, on the eastern shore of South Puget Sound, and defines the entrance to Budd Inlet, about 23 miles (37 km) west-southwest of Tacoma and 7 miles (11 km) north of Olympia, Washington.

Beloit Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Beloit Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Beloit Glacier flows northeast for about 2 miles (3.2 km) from an unnamed ice field on the Kenai Peninsula to Blackstone Bay in Prince William Sound, about 86 miles (138 km) southwest of Valdez and 9 miles (15 km) south of Whittier, Alaska.

Lucy Islands Light, Chatham Sound

Lucy Islands Light, Chatham Sound

The Lucy Islands is a small group of islets and reefs situated 26 miles (42 km) south of the Alaska border at the intersection of Brown Passage and Chatham Sound, about 83 miles (134 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 12 miles (19 km) west of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Chiswell Islands, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Chiswell Islands, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

The Chiswell Islands are a group of rocky and uninhabited islands situated at the entrance to Aialik Bay on the south coast of Kenai Fjords National Park, about 67 miles (108 km) east of Homer and 35 miles (56 km) south of Seward, Alaska.

Point Pinos Light, Pacific Grove

Point Pinos Light, Pacific Grove

Point Pinos is in the community of Pacific Grove at the northern end of the Monterey Peninsula and is the location of the oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the U.S. west coast, about 24 miles (39 km) south-southeast of Santa Cruz and 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Monterey, California.

Bryn Mawr Glacier, College Fjord

Bryn Mawr Glacier, College Fjord

Bryn Mawr Glacier flows southeast for about 4.5 miles (7 km) to Harvard Arm of College Fjord in northwestern Prince William Sound, about 52 miles (84 km) west of Valdez and 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Tillamook Head, Ecola State Park

Tillamook Head, Ecola State Park

Tillamook Head is a steep rocky promontory with an elevation of approximately 1,200 feet (366 m), located in Ecola State Park, about 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Seaside and 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northwest of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

FV Kathy Joanne, Chugach Bay

FV Kathy Joanne, Chugach Bay

Kathy Joanne is a shipwreck located on Badger Point, a peninsula between Chugach Bay and Windy Bay on the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula and the southern end of the Kenai Mountains, about 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Seward and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

Kendrick Island, Wakes Cove Provincial Park

Kendrick Island, Wakes Cove Provincial Park

Kendrick Island is near the eastern entrance to Gabriola Passage, 0.1 miles (0.2 km) off the northeast coast of Valdes Island and surrounded by Wakes Cove Provincial Park, about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Vancouver and 12 miles (19 km) east-southeast of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Excelsior Glacier, Johnstone Bay

Excelsior Glacier, Johnstone Bay

Excelsior Glacier flows south for about 8 miles (13 km) from the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula to its terminus at Big Johnstone Lake, formerly called Excelsior Lake, about 28 miles (45 km) west-southwest of Chenega Bay and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Seward, Alaska.

Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente Light, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula between Long Point to the southeast and Resort Point to the northwest, about 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Santa Monica and 12.5 miles (20 km) west of Long Beach, 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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