As the Washington D.C. area recovers from Winter Storm Pax, here’s a rather interesting statement from Alaskan Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) about climate change’s effect on his state. The Senate hearing about mitigating extreme weather was held yesterday, right before Pax dumped snow all over the east coast.
Houses and buildings in Alaska are “literally” falling into the sea, Sen. Begich told the Senate hearing:
It’s a hard issue to grapple with because there are political views on climate change, but that’s not the issue. The issue is: it is happening. We can argue over it all we want. But, in my state, we see it every single day.