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This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

⚠️dead seals, walruses and birds
⚠️dead, non-spawned salmon
⚠️forests dying from spruce bark beetles & hemlock sawflies
⚠️wildfire smoke blanketing the skies & aggravating health problems
This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

"Climate change is here in Alaska. We are seeing it. We are feeling it. And our salmon are dying because of it." —@SalmonStephAK
This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

"Three hundred tourists are stranded in [Denali] national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road."
This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

Mandatory evacuations ordered after "an unusual combination of high winds and dry weather sparked six blazes in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough"
This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

'"It is bad right now," she [@lisamurkowski] said. "It is bad and it's scary."'
This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning in Southeast Alaskan shellfish: "A surplus of sunshine & high temperatures can actually put too many nutrients into the system, resulting in an algal bloom."
This is what the #ClimateEmergency looks like in #Alaska right now.

"... these wildfires have already cost dozens of Alaskan families everything they own. Many homes, personal belongings, and businesses are completely gone ..."
"The Department of Natural Resources says because of several wildfires burning in Southcentral Alaska and high fire danger persisting due to continued warm, dry conditions, #Alaska’s statutory wildfire season will be extended from Aug. 31 to Sept 30."
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