While most of the world is experiencing global warming, Alaska seems to be entering another ice age. Since 2000, temperatures in Alaska have dropped by 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit. When scientists looked at weather reports from 20 climate stations in that state that are operated by the National Weather Service, 19 of the 20 of them reported FALLING temperatures.
Researchers think this is caused by an ocean phenomenon called the Decadal Oscillation, which brings colder surface water temperatures. This oscillation has caused a weakening of the Aleutian Low, and with a less active Low, cold winter storms have been staying around longer, keeping the weather colder than normal. The Daily Mail reports that, in the recent past, the warming trend in the state was actually TWICE that of the rest of the US, but now that has changed.
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