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Devastating impacts of climate change at hand –
First time ever in our ages, Alaska Sea Ice completely melts!

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“People attend a monument unveiling at the site of Okjökull, Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change, in the west of Iceland on August 18, 2019.”
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“Alaska’s Sea Ice Completely Melted for First Time in Recorded History”

“July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth since record keeping began in 1880. Nine out of the 10 hottest Julys ever recorded have occurred since 2005, and July was the 43rd consecutive July to register temperatures above the 20th century average.”

“Also for the first time in recorded history, Alaska’s sea ice has melted completely away. That means there was no sea ice whatsoever within 150 miles of its shores, according to the National Weather Service, as the northernmost state cooked under record-breaking heat through the summer,” by Dahr Jamial, Truthout.

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“Leaked IPCC report warns of the future of oceans in climate change”

“Devastating storms, loss of freshwater and fish stocks threatened”

“The world’s vast oceans, glacial ice sheets and northern permafrost are poised to unleash disaster, including drought, floods, hunger and destruction, unless dramatic action is taken against human-caused carbon pollution and climate change, warns a leaked draft of a major U.N. report.

“The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) sounds alarm bells over declines in fish stocks, plus “a hundred-fold or more increase in the damages caused by superstorms, and hundreds of millions of people displaced by rising seas,” according to news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), which obtained a copy of the 900-page draft report,” by Sandra Cordon, Global Landscapes Forum (GLF).

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