Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

Posted In Climate Change, News
Apr
17


Slims river, Yukon. Photo source: ©© Geee Kay

Excerpts;

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.

The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, which spanned up to 150 metres at its widest points, is the first observed case of “river piracy”, in which the flow of one river is suddenly diverted into another…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (04-17-2017)

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