The Natural Resources Defense Council looks at efforts by states to prepare for the impact of climate change on water resources: "Alaska is among a handful of states that have developed a good plan, but recent changes have slowed progress on preparing for climate change."
In their specific analysis of Alaska: "The impacts of a warming world can already be seen across Alaska in the form of melting glaciers, earlier snowmelt, loss of sea ice, and thawing permafrost. These impacts and future changes will have wide-ranging implications for the state’s human and natural systems. Alaska has done much of the initial groundwork to develop a state climate change strategy that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as adapting to inevitable climate change impacts, by establishing the Climate Change Sub-Cabinet. However, recent changes in the executive administration have delayed the state’s progress on the completion of a unified strategy. The Climate Change Sub-Cabinet should forge ahead and complete and implement a climate change strategy for Alaska that contains measures to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate impacts."