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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  • me4/9/2014
    Sad. Very sad.
    • Ashton Zinnelt4/8/2014
      Great
      • Me3/28/2014
        Don't like it
        • Kolby3/27/2014
          Wow
          • Cookie3/26/2014
            Wow not good
            • Adog3/24/2014
              Global warming is bad!
              • Evren3/17/2014
                Cool story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • AJ233/17/2014
                  Omg global warming is terrible
                  • Tt3/17/2014
                    Nice
                    • Hello3/4/2014
                      Nice

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