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Kanatak, Portage Bay

Kanatak, Portage Bay

Kanatak is an uninhabited Alutiiq community of the Native Tribe of Kanatak located at the head of Portage Bay, on the Pacific coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 136 miles (219 km) west-southwest of Kodiak and 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Egegik, Alaska.

Clo-oose, Cheewhat River

Clo-oose, Cheewhat River

Clo-oose is the site of an abandoned village of the Ditidaht First Nation on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, above a beach 0.25 miles (0.4 km) west of the Cheewhat River mouth, about 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of Port Renfrew and 19 miles (31 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.

Noatak River, Kotzebue Sound

Noatak River, Kotzebue Sound

Noatak River starts from several small cirque glaciers on the northeast flank of Mount lgikpak in the Schwatka Mountains and flows generally west for 425 miles (684 km) to Hotham Inlet in Kotzebue Sound, about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Kivalina and 6 miles (10 km) north-northeast of Kotzebue, Alaska.

Hyder, Portland Canal

Hyder, Portland Canal

Hyder is a small community at the mouth of the Salmon River, on the western shore and near the head of Portland Canal, about 75 miles (121 km) northeast of Ketchikan and 2.5 miles (4 km) south-southwest of Stewart, British Columbia.

Point Arguello, Vandenberg Space Launch Complex 6

Point Arguello, Vandenberg Space Launch Complex 6

Point Arguello is a prominent headland and the site of Vandenberg Space Launch Complex 6, as well as a historical cattle ranch, lighthouse station, and a Loran station, about 55 miles (89 km) west-northwest of Santa Barbara and 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Lompoc, California.

Hutchins Bay, Beardslee Islands

Hutchins Bay, Beardslee Islands

Hutchins Bay is an estuary, on the east side of the Beardslee Islands, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 12 miles north of Gustavus, Alaska.

South Beach, Yaquina Bay South Jetty

South Beach, Yaquina Bay South Jetty

South Beach is a state park south of the jetty protecting the mouth of Yaquina Bay and extending for 1 mile (1.6 km) along the Pacific coast, about 12 miles (19 km) north of Waldport and 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southwest of Newport, Oregon.

Metlakatla, Annette Island

Metlakatla, Annette Island

Metlakatla is a Tsimshian community situated on Port Chester, an embayment on the west coast of Annette Island, about 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Prince Rupert and 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Vancouver, Fraser River Delta

Vancouver, Fraser River Delta

Vancouver is a coastal seaport located on the Burrard Peninsula, between Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south, about 60 miles (97 km) north-northeast of Victoria and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Geikie Inlet, Glacier Bay

Geikie Inlet, Glacier Bay

Geikie Inlet is a fjord about 8 miles (13 km) long that trends generally northeast from the mouth of the Geikie River to the western coast of Glacier Bay, in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 130 miles (209 km) southeast of Yakutat and 32 miles (51 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Loring, Naha Bay

Loring, Naha Bay

Loring is a small community at the site of a historical salmon cannery on the west coast of Revillagigedo Island, at the head of Naha Bay and near the mouth of the Naha River, about 66 miles (106 km) south-southeast of Wrangell and 17 miles (27 km) north of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Point Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

Point Piedras Blancas, San Simeon

Point Piedras Blancas is a prominent headland and the site of a historical light station within the California Coastal National Monument, and surrounded by the Hearst San Simeon State Park, about 73 miles (117 km) south-southeast of Monterey and 6 miles (10 km) west-northwest of San Simeon, 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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