That question (along with “what’s the weather going to be tomorrow?”) might be one of the most commonly asked in Alaska, and for good reason. Weather dictates our travel and activities.

Climate Change Forces Evolutionary Changes

The perspective of the article seems to be that animals got together as a species and decided to make adaptations to wings, beaks and legs. Okay, that’s not what happened. Human caused climate change began about 300 years ago, with the Industrial Revolution. Increased temperatures favored animals that could dissipate heat more easily. The changes are small but noticeable in the 150 years since records were kept.