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How can extreme temperatures present challenges in Alaska?

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Austin Hayes


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Winner Gospel

freezing temperatures deplete the fishing industry which makes feeding and survival harder for the population

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Katie B

In Winter there is less daylight and lots of snow and ice which can make daily tasks and travel harder. People in Alaska are adapted for these conditions, they have snow tyres, emergency protocols for if they get stuck on the roads and different ways of working which means that they adapt their jobs according to the season. In summer days are longer but temperatures rise. This season sees tourism blossom which means that there are more jobs in this work sector. People are used to dealing with the conditions and so again they will adapt their work by doing manual labour earlier in the day when it's cooler and working harder in jobs that are seasonal and they might not be able to do all year round.

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