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Real Climate Change

The Fairbanks Flood of 1967 was followed by more dramatic climate events.

No sooner had 1967 turned into 1968 than we had a winter in which a raging blizzard deposited 16 feet of new snow on the Fairbanks area.

We thought that should be the end of it. The weather was expected to moderate. But no, Mother Nature wasn’t finished with us. She had one more piece of nastiness for us.

The coldest time of the year in Fairbanks comes in January and normally lasts but a week or so. This winter the bottom dropped out of the thermometer in mid-December and for the next 45 days the temperature did...


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