It’s Melting … And Quickly!

September 28, 2019

Global warming is real—we know it and you (our young readers!) know it too. But for those who aren’t quite convinced yet, you might want to share this article with them. What was once the highest peak in Sweden is no longer the case due to global warming. How is that possible, you might be wondering?

Alexandar Vujadinovic [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
Well, Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain was once known as the highest mountain in the country. At the top of the mountain is a glacier that has been slowly melting, meter by meter, year after year, as the planet has continued to warm over the last fifty years. That alone concerns climate change experts, but it’s the speed at which the glacier is melting that has them extremely worried. This year, Sweden experienced uncommonly warm weather, resulting in four meters of ice melting off the top of the glacier in just twenty-nine days. Talk about fast, right? That’s why experts are urging people to take climate change seriously and to act fast before the planet becomes so hot that it’s unlivable.