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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  • NinjaAHBThursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    I think it is cause and effect. The cause is global warming and the effect is the disapearence of a lake
    • HappyTuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:44 am
      Most be bad
      • ReaperTuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:27 am
        Woww
        • MenaTuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:41 am
          Wow
          • OrionFriday, January 13, 2017 at 5:21 am
            Because it has the word both and it compares 2 lakes
            • OrionFriday, January 13, 2017 at 5:20 am
              I think it's compare and contrast
              • GoofballFriday, December 16, 2016 at 8:39 am
                Wow!!! Tralalalala 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱
                • GoofballFriday, December 16, 2016 at 8:37 am
                  I think it is cause and affect
                  • GoofballFriday, December 16, 2016 at 8:35 am
                    That video was fast and I could not understand all of it. Tralalalala😮😮😥😥😥😥
                    • kittenlol1Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:09 am
                      Wow so cool🙌

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