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(Anchorage Daily News)   Global warming is bad for Alaska's economy because it negatively impacts the state's unique landscape. Global warming is good for Alaska's economy because it extends the summer cruise ship season by two weeks   (adn.com) divider line 40
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2014-07-30 01:41:09 PM
Isn't Alaska economy mostly oil and fish?
 
2014-07-30 02:16:03 PM

EvilEgg: Isn't Alaska economy mostly oil and fish?


I thought it was liberal butthurt...

/ducks
 
2014-07-30 02:17:51 PM
And global warming will let the bears delay their hibernation so they can eat more tourists.
 
2014-07-30 02:18:23 PM
If Alaska's matriarch, Sarah Palin, is not concerned with this than neither should the lower 48.
 
2014-07-30 02:19:16 PM
CLIMATE CHANGE!!!
 
2014-07-30 02:20:45 PM

EvilEgg: Isn't Alaska economy mostly oil and fish?


in southeast Alaska, it's mostly fishing and tourism.  there's no oil here.  :)
 
2014-07-30 02:23:05 PM
It mostly involves more energy in the weather system, so expect heavier snowfalls and more stories about towns being completely snowed in for long periods in winter.
 
2014-07-30 02:23:49 PM
I can see the coast line from my house!

Oh, wait.....
 
2014-07-30 02:24:11 PM

skyotter: EvilEgg: Isn't Alaska economy mostly oil and fish?

in southeast Alaska, it's mostly fishing and tourism.  there's no oil here.  :)


Well, except at the Baranof when the legislature is in session.
 
2014-07-30 02:24:12 PM
Damnit! No farking up the Mendenhall Glacier and its ice caves:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 02:24:16 PM
Once the glaciers and ice fields are gone, what's the point of sailing further north than Washington State?
 
2014-07-30 02:24:51 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: EvilEgg: Isn't Alaska economy mostly oil and fish?

I thought it was liberal butthurt...

/ducks


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Wow! Are you poorly informed. Alaska is one of the reddest states in the nation.
 
2014-07-30 02:25:01 PM
The weather's clearer and you can see Russia from Tina Fey's house better.
 
2014-07-30 02:25:02 PM
Well this is good news for my trip to Seward next month.  Nice and warm on the tropical beaches of the north.
 
2014-07-30 02:27:57 PM
Save money and watch your freezer make ice cubes.
 
2014-07-30 02:29:31 PM
The summer cruise ship has sodium benzoate.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-30 02:31:33 PM
Warming in Alaska is thawing out huge berms of caribou dung. I don't know if this is a tourist attraction or tourist repellant (because of the smell)

http://listverse.com/2013/02/12/10-archaeological-discoveries-made-p os sible-by-global-warming/

i2.wp.com
 
2014-07-30 02:35:02 PM

whatsupchuck: Once the glaciers and ice fields are gone, what's the point of sailing further north than Washington State?

None. But they can make a little more money now, future be damned, and that's what really matters, isn't it?
 
2014-07-30 02:37:06 PM
Taking an Alaskan cruise in 3 weeks, so getting a kick ...
 
2014-07-30 02:37:17 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: skyotter: EvilEgg: Isn't Alaska economy mostly oil and fish?

in southeast Alaska, it's mostly fishing and tourism.  there's no oil here.  :)

Well, except at the Baranof when the legislature is in session.


That's not oil. That's raw sewage.
 
2014-07-30 02:38:49 PM
Fairy tales are bad for the black knight.
Fairy tales are good for the knight in shining armor.
 
2014-07-30 02:41:18 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 02:42:17 PM
static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-07-30 02:45:00 PM

patrick767: Damnit! No farking up the Mendenhall Glacier and its ice caves:

[img.fark.net image 850x631]


The most ephemeral natural landmark in existence. Never looks the same from one week to the next. Been that way since before humans came over on the land bridge from Asia.
 
2014-07-30 02:46:25 PM
Throwing money at it will tidy it up
 
2014-07-30 03:11:59 PM

Weatherkiss: The summer cruise ship has sodium benzoate.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]


That's good
 
2014-07-30 03:17:31 PM

Weatherkiss: The summer cruise ship has sodium benzoate.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]


Came for this, leaving cursed but satisfied.
 
2014-07-30 03:18:06 PM
I can see Sarah Palin from my house and that is one damn fine looking lady.
 
2014-07-30 03:36:45 PM
Subby, an honest thank you for not posting this as two separate posts/headlines.

/funny-once joke, Mike
 
2014-07-30 03:39:38 PM

whatsupchuck: Once the glaciers and ice fields are gone, what's the point of sailing further north than Washington State?


No point at all.  As this photo shows from last weekends motorcycle ride across the Top of the World Highway, Alaska is a wasteland with nothing to offer and no reason to visit.  Ever.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 04:03:01 PM
I guess they don't like baked.... yeah, I'm gonna go flagellate myself for even considering the obvious unfunny joke
 
2014-07-30 04:17:33 PM

Shakin_Haitian: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


BS...That's Washaway Beach on the Washington coast between Grays and Willapa Harbors. It's caused by a gyre that sweeps north along Long Beach and scours the north side of Willapa Harbor near Tokeland. It has been doing that for the entire length of Long Beach peninsula.

/No, NOT Alaska
//not global warming, either
///certainly not Hiati
 
2014-07-30 04:48:53 PM

Mikeyworld: Shakin_Haitian: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

BS...That's Washaway Beach on the Washington coast between Grays and Willapa Harbors. It's caused by a gyre that sweeps north along Long Beach and scours the north side of Willapa Harbor near Tokeland. It has been doing that for the entire length of Long Beach peninsula.

/No, NOT Alaska
//not global warming, either
///certainly not Hiati


www.solutions-site.org

Cool story, bro
 
2014-07-30 04:58:05 PM

Mikeyworld: Shakin_Haitian: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

BS...That's Washaway Beach on the Washington coast between Grays and Willapa Harbors. It's caused by a gyre that sweeps north along Long Beach and scours the north side of Willapa Harbor near Tokeland.


Y'know, given the recent changes in Washington, I gotta wonder if the major industry in Tokeland has changed to suit the town's name.
 
2014-07-30 05:00:26 PM

Skyd1v: whatsupchuck: Once the glaciers and ice fields are gone, what's the point of sailing further north than Washington State?

No point at all.  As this photo shows from last weekends motorcycle ride across the Top of the World Highway, Alaska is a wasteland with nothing to offer and no reason to visit.  Ever.

[img.fark.net image 640x480]


And you can save fuel on the way back by hitching a ride with a swarm of mosquitoes.
 
2014-07-30 05:02:07 PM

patrick767: Damnit! No farking up the Mendenhall Glacier and its ice caves:

Don't count on it. Mt. Rainier's Paradise Ice caves, 1930's:
glacierchange.files.wordpress.com

Today:
glacierchange.files.wordpress.com

Similar melt is current going on in Mt. Hood's glacier caves.
prod3.agileticketing.net

I simply want to view and walk on the glaciers in Glacier National Park, before it becomes "Glacier Memorial National Park" in the coming decade. Oh, and see what's left of the glacier on Kilimanjaro.

But remember kids, global warming is a conspiracy!
 
2014-07-30 05:33:37 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Mikeyworld: Shakin_Haitian: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

BS...That's Washaway Beach on the Washington coast between Grays and Willapa Harbors.

[www.solutions-site.org image 461x323]

Cool story, bro


I ain't sayin' that Alaska isn't having warming issues, we all are (Humbolt Squid fouling nets around Vancouver Island), but that pic wasn't global warning. I saw that exact house about three years ago.

MBooda: Mikeyworld: Shakin_Haitian:

BS...It's caused by a gyre that sweeps north along Long Beach and scours the north side of Willapa Harbor near Tokeland.

Y'know, given the recent changes in Washington, I gotta wonder if the major industry in Tokeland has changed to suit the town's name.


No, the town is 500 people related to or working for the Shoalwater tribe. The 'industry' hasn't changed. It was always the casino and pot production/sales.

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2014-07-30 06:46:51 PM

MrSteve007: I simply want to view and walk on the glaciers in Glacier National Park, before it becomes "Glacier Memorial National Park" in the coming decade.


You'll want to make it quick.  I drove the going-to-the-sun for the first time a few years back after having not been there since the '70s.  There ain't much left on the glacier front.  Still beautiful, though.
 
2014-07-30 09:19:12 PM
Alaska is going to end up looking like Colorado, which isn't so bad except it will still cost a lot more to visit and be a lot less convenient than Colorado.

True, it's a lot harder to take a cruise in Colorado, at least right now...
 
2014-07-30 10:55:34 PM

Mikeyworld: Shakin_Haitian: Mikeyworld: Shakin_Haitian: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

BS...That's Washaway Beach on the Washington coast between Grays and Willapa Harbors.

[www.solutions-site.org image 461x323]

Cool story, bro

I ain't sayin' that Alaska isn't having warming issues, we all are (Humbolt Squid fouling nets around Vancouver Island), but that pic wasn't global warning. I saw that exact house about three years ago.


Yeah, I figured. I just thought that phrase went well with the picture.  I got the picture from a Guardian article on Alaskan permafrost so I guess I should email them or something about how their picture is wrong.
 
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