Judge Wolverton has failed the children of Alaska. An adult knowingly starves and abuses children is not a monster?
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Thursday’s hearing was the third in a series of sentencing hearings in which Wolverton heard arguments from the state and the defense, a statement in support of Terry and victim impact statements from the new parents of the girls she abused.
The judge said the state should not have allowed Terry, a single person with no parenting experience, to take on the responsibility of four adopted daughters with little supervision, but he was still “taken aback” by its sentencing recommendation.
“Echo Terry is not a monster,” Wolverton said. “She’s committed serious crimes. She’s convicted of serious crimes. But the job of a sentencing judge would be much easier if we were only called upon to sentence monsters.”
Terry was also sentenced to serve five years probation.
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Science Daily University of Alaska Fairbanks: Melting small glaciers could add 10 inches to sea levels
For example, Alaska’s 25,000 glaciers will lose between 30% and 50% of their mass by the end of this century. Once they do, Alaska will be the largest global regional sea level contributor in Northern Hemisphere, apart from Greenland.
“Globally, there’s almost 10 inches of sea level rise by 2100 only from the smaller glaciers, whereas everybody thinks it’s only Antarctica and Greenland,” Hock said. “But these relatively small glaciers in the world have an enormous impact.”
The paper was published in the Journal of Glaciology.
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