Europe's extreme summer is so hot it melted the highest peak in Sweden

The southern peak of Kebnekaise mountain, in northern Sweden, has shrunk by 4 m in the month of July because of the unusually hot sun melting the ice on top of it. It used to be 2,100 m high, but thanks to the hot weather is now only 2,096 m. The warmth in Sweden, much of which is covered in forest, has prompted a spate of wildfires. On 18 July there were 50 forest fires burning across Sweden, according to the European Union's Earth Observation Programme. They have burned more than 300 km2 of land so far. - Business Insider -



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