Trust Our Scientific Betters

A gaggle of nerds from Alaska’s International Arctic Research Center have been investigating the drought in Southeast Alaska. The findings will literally blow your mind.

“Drought in Southeast Alaska does not look anything like what people think a drought looks like,” said Rick Thoman, an Alaska climate specialist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ International Arctic Research Center. “Ketchikan gets 100 inches of rain in a year, and oh, it’s in drought.”

One hundred inches of rain, and they call that a drought. Wow…

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