“Back in the early 1980s, the (Arctic) sea ice in September typically covered an area somewhat less than the size of the contiguous United States. Now it is much, much smaller – we have lost an area equivalent to all of the states east of the Mississippi, plus the Dakotas and Nebraska.”
– From an interview with Mark Serreze at FiveBookscom.
“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 on Wednesday.
Sweden’s two highest points are a mountain with two peaks, one covered by a glacier, the other free of ice.
Last year, according to this story in English and this one in Swedish, the altitude difference between the two peaks was two meters.