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ALASKA CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the Alaska Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in Alaska: nearly 4,500
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in Alaska: 450
  • Number of solar jobs in Alaska: 66
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in Alaska: nearly 400
  • Number of solar businesses in Alaska: 14
  • Number of Alaskans working in clean energy transmission, distribution and storage: over 6,000
  • Number of jobs supported by wind energy in Alaska: nearly 500
  • Number of wind turbines in Alaska: over 100

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of Alaskans at risk of coastal flooding today: 17,000
    • Number of additional Alaskans projected to be at risk due to sea level rise by 2050: 3,000
  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in Alaska from 2007-2016: 3
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in Alaska in 2017: 2
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfires in 2018 in Alaska: over 400,000

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Alaskans that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 69%
  • Percentage of Alaskans that believe climate change was caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 52%
  • Percentage of Alaskans worried about climate change: 59%
  • Percentage of Alaskans who support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 66%