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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  • diamondkid
    diamondkidSunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm
    Oh no.
    • CtFriday, February 27, 2015 at 11:09 am
      It was cool
      • BoB Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:42 am
        that was a good story !
        • cocoThursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:41 am
          but the story was good . but Global warming is not !
          • cocoThursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:39 am
            cool !
            • Jojo22679Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:48 am
              Boring
              • AndreagnzalesFriday, February 20, 2015 at 7:42 am
                I love the story and friends I like the storrrrrrrryyyyyyyy
                • TaylorFriday, February 20, 2015 at 7:39 am
                  cool
                  • EmilyFriday, February 20, 2015 at 7:38 am
                    I love the story
                    • Brittney653Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:37 am
                      It useing cause in effect

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