Global warming causes lakes to disappear in Chile

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2008

On April 10th, Cachet Lake in Chile, S.America, dried up overnight.  Scientists believe that the whole "disappearing" phenomenon is due to global warming.

Their theory is that melting ice from the Coolia glacier caused the Cachet Lake to swell. The pressure from the extra water was so great that it bore a 5-mile tunnel through the glacier itself. All the water from the Cachet Lake dumped into the nearby Baker River, leaving the Lake bone dry. Last year a similar phenomenon occurred with a glacial lake near the Southern Andes Mountains.

Both the lakes have regained some of their water, but scientists warn that these overnight "disappearances" will continue if we don't do something to reverse global warming trends.

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  • TARDISTuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:37 am
    We need to stop Global Warming before it's to late!!☺
    • TicksThursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:10 am
      we need to stop before it gets worse
      • 12323Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:32 am
        we do need it to stop
        • Ikittycat12Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:32 am
          Stop global warming!
          • unknownWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:57 am
            We really need this to stop before all of our lakes disapear over night
            • princess peachWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:49 am
              stop green house gasses
              • 45635532Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:35 am
                we need this to stop
                • UnknownMonday, April 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm
                  this is crazy
                  • wqqqMonday, April 27, 2015 at 9:30 am
                    we needed to do something
                    • WTuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:57 am
                      This is crazy I'm scared

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