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Hunter Emert Nicorei prepares to search for geese and ducks at the town of Napakiak on the Yukon Delta in Alaska on April 18, 2019. – According to climate change reports from scientists, Alaska has been warming twice as fast as the global average, with temperatures in February and March shattering records. “From 1901 to 2016, average temperatures in the mainland United States increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (one degree Celsius), whereas in Alaska they increased by 4.7 degrees,” said Rick Thoman, a climate expert at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

(Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

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