Apocalypse Soon: Obama Says The Big Thaw Means Submerged Nations, Cities

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A July 26, 2007, file picture shows Denali (meaning “the great one”), formerly known as Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America at 6,168 metres (revised from 6,194 metres in 2013) from a distance of about 72 kilometres to the south near Mount McKinley View, Alaska, US. US President Barack Obama announced on August 30, 2015, on the eve of his trip to Alaska, that he is using his executive power to rename the mountain to Denali, which has always been it's Native Alaskan tribes name.

Blames Political Apathy on Climate Change, Fossil Fuels


US President Barack Obama started a three-day trip on August 31 at the state of Alaska, making his case for acting on climate change. Alaska has had one of its worst wildfire seasons in memory, and its glaciers - like so many around the world - are melting. It also has experienced record warming over the past several years, which has caused the permafrost that lies beneath many roads and buildings across the state to begin thawing. Much of this has been blamed on climate change.

The three-day...


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