Rising Temps Causing Greenland's Meltwater Lakes to Drain at Dramatic Rate

January 22, 2015 12:16 AM

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Rising temperatures are causing Greenland's meltwater lakes to drain at a dramatic rate, disappearing in a matter of just a few weeks, according to a new study.

One of the sub-glacial lakes once held about 6.7 billion gallons of water, only to be completely emptied in a single season. The other lake has filled and emptied twice in the last two years - "catastrophic" events that are the result of climate change.

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