Alaska is already feeling the effects of climate change. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world and Alaska is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the U.S. As a result, Arctic sea ice is shrinking, glaciers are retreating, the shores eroding, and the permafrost that underlays much of the state is melting. This reality threatens the security of the state and the country.
Alaska can invest in more reliable and clean sources of energy. Harnessing alternative sources of energy not only reduces the output of carbon emissions, but also helps military bases reduce their vulnerability to energy disruptions from the local power grid.