Hot Weather Melts Sweden’s Highest Peak


August 2, 2018, 1:40 AM EDT How Rising Temperatures Can Fry the Economy LISTEN TO ARTICLE Email This summer’s exceptionally hot weather has seen the south peak of Kebnekaise lose the crown as Sweden’s highest point. Instead, Kebnekaise’s north peak is now higher after soaring temperatures melted enough of the glacier that sits on top of the south peak to make the northern part of the mountain, which consists of rock rather than ice, higher. The south peak measured 2,097 meters (6,879 feet) above sea level on July 31, down from 2,101 meters on July…

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