Climate change risks moving this restaurant from Italy to Switzerland – without shifting a brick

Kandersteg, Switzerland

A glacial boundary has retreated, meaning a restaurant was once in Italy is now technically in Switzerland. Image: Unsplash/ Matt Foster

Douglas Broom
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Climbers on the ridge marking the border between Switzerland (left) and Italy (right). Image: Reuters/Denis Balibouse
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