(SE) Arctic heat melts away Sweden’s highest peak

AFP | 01/08/2018

Sweden’s highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation’s tallest point, scientists said Wednesday.

“I’ve never seen this much melted snow on the southern peak as I did this summer,” Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography professor, said in a statement.

Rosqvist, who is also head of the Tarfala research station near the mountain, has been measuring the southern peak for many years as part of climate change research.