“Well, as the nation’s only Arctic state and being the governor of that state, Alaska feels and sees impacts of climate change more so than any other state. And we know that it’s real.” -Palin during the VP debate.
Here’s a graph of sea surface temperatures around Alaska:
It is apparent that the great climate shift of 1978 caused a step change in ocean temperatures, though there has been no trend in temperatures since.
Here’s data from several temperature stations in Alaska.
Aside from a few surface stations, climate change in Alaska seems to have been on hold for the past thirty years.