Global warming causes lakes to disappear in Chile

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2008

The disappearing Lake Cachet II (Photo Credit: Glacier change.wordpress.com

On April 10th, Lake Cachet II 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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  • CatiMonday, September 26, 2016 at 7:51 am
    This is just wow
    • CoolFriday, September 16, 2016 at 6:05 am
      Wow
      • I'm coolThursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:09 am
        Never let things like this happen it's sad and agitating
        • The awesomeThursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:08 am
          Wow!!!!!
          • I'm awesomeThursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:06 am
            This is so true
            • SofiTuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm
              Cool
              • BallerboyMonday, August 29, 2016 at 10:53 am
                Cool
                • MaddiTuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:49 am
                  good video/ article
                  • MaddiTuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:49 am
                    cool video/artical
                    • PersonTuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:46 am
                      What if it happens to Lake Michigan 😆

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