Global warming causes lakes to disappear in Chile

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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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  • #UltimateGamerWednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:34 am
    Cool
    • Robbie franklinTuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm
      I’m very glad I read this and now I’m more aware and this was very useful so we will be more carful
      • LunaTuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:51 am
        I love the video so much 💋💯
        • CacaTuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:03 am
          This is boring
          • SprinklesThursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:04 pm
            actually that was awesome and funny
            • santiThursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:52 am
              nice
              • hiThursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:41 am
                i loved it
                • SprinklesThursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:28 am
                  omg a whole lake disappeared that's crazy and sad:(:(
                  • coolkittyThursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:23 am
                    I hate global warming! eventually there won't be any snow either!
                    • coolkittyThursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:22 am
                      I like the video!

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