The numbers! It's about the number, duh
"Alaska’s Big Problem With Warmer Winters
Juneau has no plan, little money for erosion or thawing permafrost.
The wind that comes off the mountains across Cook Inlet in southern Alaska still feels plenty cold in February. But lately it’s not quite cold enough. From 1932 to 2017, the daily minimum temperature in Homer, a city on the eastern shore of the inlet, averaged 19F in February. Narrow that to the past 10 years and the average rises to 21F; for the past five years, 25F. Last February, Homer’s daily low averaged 30F—just two degrees colder than in Washington, D.C., 1,200 miles closer to the Equator..."https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... er-winters