Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Takes Another Hit

Guest “whatever” by David Middleton Texas cave sediment upends meteorite explanation for global cooling7 hours agoBaylor University Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University…

New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an abrupt climate change for Earth

What kicked off the Earth’s rapid cooling 12,800 years ago?

Poking a Hole in the Latest Younger Dryas Impact Paper (Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Trois)

Guest shoot-down by David Middleton Preface In my previous two posts on uniformitarian impact craters, we examined the pitfalls of drawing cartoons on Google Earth images without ever looking at…

Who knew? Plants are 'heavy water' rain gauges

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre  and the Varved D2O department: The water cycle amplifies abrupt climate change The role of the hydrological cycle during abrupt temperature changes is…

Rapid climate changes in the younger Dryas, but with a 120 year time lag

From GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Regional climate changes can be very rapid. A German-British team of geoscientists now reports that such a rapid climate change occurred in different regions…

Multiple, Intense, Abrupt Late Pleistocene Warming And Cooling: Implications For Understanding The Cause Of Global Climate Change

Guest essay by Dr. Don J. Easterbrook Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA The results of oxygen isotope measurements from ice cores in the Greenland and Antarctic ice…

Where Lies the Younger Dryas Smoking Gun?

Guest Post by Dan Johnston I have been following the proposed collision theory for the onset of the Younger Dryas for a number of years with considerable interest as it…

Widespread evidence of cosmic impact documented – likely cause of the Younger Dryas cool climate episode

From the University of California – Santa Barbara some paleoclimatology without the need to see hockey sticks. Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago…

Claim: Trigger for Earth's last big freeze identified

From the University of Massachusetts at Amherst AMHERST, Mass. – For more than 30 years, climate scientists have debated whether flood waters from melting of the enormous Laurentide Ice Sheet,…

'Counterintuitive finding suggests that unexpected factors may govern a glacier's response to climate change'

From the University at Buffalo, new evidence that large ice sheets can grow/disappear quickly on decadal scales in response to regional temperature changes. A descriptive video follows. How fast can…