Premature Disintegration

“It’s not springtime now in Alaska, it’s ‘break-up’ — the end of safe travel on ice … The ice roads that carry freight in winter and spring have been going soft prematurely. Hunters cannot ride safely to their spring camps. Sled-dog races have been canceled. People traveling on frozen rivers by A.T.V. or snowmobile are falling through; some have died. Rescuers trying to reach them have been stymied by thin ice.” Like the Arctic, Alaska is heating at twice the global average. NYT: Alaska Relies on Ice. What Happens When It Can’t Be Trusted?

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