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There's a growing threat in the mountains thanks to climate change: glacial lake outburst floods

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter



    As the climate changes and glaciers melt, a lesser-known threat lurks in alpine areas: glacial lake outburst floods. These events happen rapidly, releasing huge amounts of water with little or no warning. Unsuspecting communities lying in the flood path can suffer serious losses.
     

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