Alaska made news when it shattered the record for its hottest December on record. Alaska was almost 16°F above the average for the 20th century. Also of deep concern, the Arctic sea ice melted to a record low.
We’ll get analysis on what this means for the seemingly accelerated pace of climate change with Dr. Joseph Romm, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He served as an assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy from 1995-1998. A physicist, climate expert, and editor of the Think Progress blog ClimateProgress.org, Dr. Romm will tell us why one Alaska-based official from the National Weather Service told him, “Alaska...[is] the U.S.’s canary in that coal mine.”