Does Al Gore know about this? Does he know that there are things other than SUVs and power plant emissions that can cause changes in the earth’s climate? How did our cave man ancestors survive this global cooling?
whats an “extraterrestrial gas”?
isn’t chemistry consistent across the universe?
The meteor hits the atmosphere; makes a noise; the dams break; massive quantities of water spill out into the St. Lawrence and Mississippi valleys.
Those waters spread out over the Gulf of Mexico, etc. and interrupt the haline circulation in the North Atlantic.
A sudden refreeze happens. The Sa'ami find they can travel to America along the edge of the winter sea-ice (eating seals the whole way), and arrive there just in time to find all the large game dead, the sabertooth tigers and direwolves expired (from want of game), and the world to themselves as the TOP PREDATOR.
All makes sense. Yup.
About 4,000 years later the same sort of thing happens in Antarctica. Large icedams surround the (much extended) coast, kept cool by the circumpolar cyclone, and melt water backs up behind them.
A meteor hits the atmosphere with enough force to make a loud noise which causes cracks to occur in the icedams which then break.
Vast quantities of water are suddenly released into the ocean causing a tsunami that rushes Northward to flush every coast on Earth of every living thing.
Only those who lived on top the coastal mountains or far inland, or in deep caves, survived to tell the story.
Good show Lesser Dryas. You rarely see such detailed selectivity in a Climate Adjustment.
I’ve always thought that Hudson Bay could have been caused by a meteor.
More sensationalist studies aimed at getting maximum publicity, and hence maximum research grant $$$.
How did all of the megafauna disappear worldwide in a short period? My hypothesis is that ancient man discovered that an atlatl with poison could be launched from a safe 100 yard range at critters large enough for a BIG BBQ. That’s why smaller game, e.g., deer survived and megafauna became extinct. The Aleuts used small harpoons thrown with atlatls from kayaks to kill 40 ton whales. They used aconite from the roots of Monkshood flowers as the poison. Nicotine would work too. A few hundred years of such BBQs and good times would increase the human population manyfold and wipe out animals vulnerable to such hunting techniques.
Haven’t they found about 8 sites that were claimed to be the big one?
I must have said this 50 times on FR the last seven years but, does anyone listen to me, noooooo!
However, in the late 70’s I recall all the literature on the coming ice age. It was very convincing at the time.
Hal Lindsey was quite popular and the population bomb books were all the rage also.
Hard to get excited these days about this stuff, given the sadly inaccurate history of predicted disasters.
So arctic melting leads to self correction?
Recorded human civilization has only been around for a few thousand paltry years. Even 200 years ago, life was radically different for humans than it is today. No computers, airplanes, automobiles, telephones, electricity, indoor plumbing, etc.
Forget about global warming and "man-made changes" to the climate. At various intervals, most of North America was covered under thousands of feet of solid ice during the Ice Ages. These times will come yet again no matter how much we cut back on our "emissions" to curb "global warming."
I would like to be given the powers of immortality and go back in time to 25 million years ago. I would like to take with me every book ever published, every music recording ever made and every movie/TV show ever made as well as every bottle of wine and beer ever made just so I will have something civilized to do during those millions of years of non-human civilization. (Of course, I would like a power source to run all these things as well.)
This will allow me to observe the Earth for 25 million years and record everything in detail. Then as human civilization took shape, I would like to be an observer for Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and of course, all of U.S. History. I would like to journey with the Pilgrims to New England and be on hand to observe first-hand the entirety of U.S. history.
I would like to drink beer with Benjamin Franklin, go horse riding with George Washington, have a duel with Alexander Hamilton (though not kill him), take in a play with Abraham Lincoln (though stay away from "Our American Cousin") and freak out Albert Einstein by talking about the theory of relativity with him before he even thought of it.
Yeah, all of that would be good fun.
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