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Rick Thoman

Rick Thoman

Rick Thoman is an Alaska climate specialist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He lives in Fairbanks.

COMMENTARY

Arctic Report Card 2022: The Arctic is getting rainier and seasons are shifting

By: , and - December 31, 2022

In the Arctic, the freedom to travel, hunt and make day-to-day decisions is profoundly tied to cold and frozen conditions for much of the year. These conditions are rapidly changing as the Arctic warms. The Arctic is now seeing more rainfall when historically it would be snowing. Sea ice that once protected coastlines from erosion […]