Reality Check: 'Alaska is having one of their coldest summers on record, you silly New York Times reporter person. If you put asphalt on permafrost, it will melt. In 1954, Canada had to relocate their largest Arctic community due to melting permafrost. Pretending that melting permafrost is something new is typical of the crap reporting we have come to expect from the New York Times. Cornelia Dean appears to be a propagandist rather than an actual reporter'