Global warming causes lakes to disappear in Chile


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The disappearing Lake Cachet II (Photo Credit: Glacier

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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  • sirfuzzypants
    sirfuzzypantsThursday, February 11, 2021 at 8:24 am
    a giant lake drying up overnight
    • sirfuzzypants
      sirfuzzypantsThursday, February 11, 2021 at 8:17 am
      That is crazy
      • kamila
        kamilaMonday, January 13, 2020 at 11:16 am
        • kamila
          kamilaMonday, January 13, 2020 at 11:16 am
          Abuse and Effect
          • LalalalalalalalThursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:13 am
            I think it is cause and effect and that is really effecting to the animals
            • AnonymousWednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:11 am
              I think its cause and effect
              • GWednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:18 am
                Definitely cause and effect
                • Jennah Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:53 am
                  Cause & affect
                  • Something Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:06 am
                    What would this mean?
                    • Blah blah blahFriday, October 18, 2019 at 7:06 am
                      Cause and effect