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Hour-long hailstorm may have caused 1,000-year freeze, say scientists
Telegraph ^ | 04/02/10

Posted on 04/02/2010 4:06:27 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Hour-long hailstorm may have caused 1,000-year freeze, say scientists

An hour-long hailstorm from space may have changed the climate of the Earth in 11,000 BC, leading to a freeze lasting more than 1,000 years, scientists say.

Published: 8:00AM BST 02 Apr 2010

An hour-long hailstorm from space may have changed the climate of the Earth in 11,000 BC, leading to a freeze lasting more than 1,000 years, scientists say.

A comet may well have caused the earth to freeze for over 1,000 years Photo: GETTY

The catastrophe, caused by a disintegrating comet, wiped out large numbers of animal species and disrupted human cultures.

A new theory put forward by according to Professor Bill Napier, from the Cardiff University Astrobiology Centre suggests it occurred when the Earth strayed into a dense trail of fragments shed by a large comet.

Thousands of chunks of material from the comet would have rained down on Earth, each one releasing the energy of a one megaton nuclear bomb.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billnapier; bolide; catastrophism; cloviscomet; comet; godsgravesglyphs; iceage; impact; lakecuitzeo; mexico; napier; next; nope; stalactites; stalagmites; youngerdryas
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So it was not due to global warming at the time, as conventional theory has suggested?
1 posted on 04/02/2010 4:06:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; SunkenCiv
Catastrophism, ping!
2 posted on 04/02/2010 4:07:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The break-up of the comet was probably caused by a collision with a prototype SUV lost in space.


3 posted on 04/02/2010 4:10:13 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thousands of chunks of material from the comet would have rained down on Earth, each one releasing the energy of a one megaton nuclear bomb.

We need an immediate summit to reduce the universe's stockpile of comet fragments. You can't hug your children with densely packed frozen particle arms.

4 posted on 04/02/2010 4:11:16 AM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

More likely the fallout from the Obama/Farrakkan Mother Ship.


5 posted on 04/02/2010 4:18:00 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So maybe global warming is real, we’ve just had a lot more comets lately! Whew. I was starting to lose my trust in liberal (aka phony) scientists.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 4:22:19 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Oh. The major climate events which accompanied the end of the last Ice Age at that time had nothing to do with it then. OK. Saturn’s rings are considered to be mostly ice...so maybe it was an attack by the Saturnians.


7 posted on 04/02/2010 4:22:43 AM PDT by cake_crumb (RR on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Napier Stray Earth Theory, which no doubt formed the base function of the Capsizing Guam Theory. It is a monumental time, in the advancement of human intellect. The hypnotic idiotic will soon be ...... .... ........ ....


8 posted on 04/02/2010 4:25:04 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: TigerLikesRooster

People reading these things emanating from academic centers need to become familiar with the phrase, “Publish or perish”.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 4:25:38 AM PDT by johniegrad
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Capsizing Guam Theory

Idiot congressman didn't even know that all islands are heavily packed with styrofoam on the underside to make sure they don't sink.

10 posted on 04/02/2010 4:27:17 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It IS interesting though, and as likely as any other theory. More likely than some.


11 posted on 04/02/2010 4:27:50 AM PDT by cake_crumb (RR on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Some Cro-Magnon looking at the ruins of his hut probably thought up “homeowners insurance”.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 4:28:44 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; All

Then again, it may not have.


13 posted on 04/02/2010 4:29:13 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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it occurred when the Earth strayed

It is never good when mother strays.

14 posted on 04/02/2010 4:30:22 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: cake_crumb

It is interesting and the biblical flood story could be inferring a similar event.


15 posted on 04/02/2010 4:32:14 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: TigerLikesRooster
11,000 BC? 13,000 years ago the ice age was still going strong.
Besides, how does that mesh with this junk science from 2 days ago:

Mega-flood triggered cooling 13,000 years ago: scientists
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2483983/posts
16 posted on 04/02/2010 4:33:30 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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A hailstorm causes wildfires?

You learn something new every day.


17 posted on 04/02/2010 4:39:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: BitWielder1
That's the global warmingcooling theory which was invented to explain the uncomfortabe fact that the warming earth is stubbornly cooling.

In summary, it goes like this: the sea levels rise due to melting ice, which puts so much water vapor into the atmosphere that the resulting dense cloud cover blocks sunlight, causing Nuclear Winter and resulting in Instant Ice Age, as seen in the accompanying D- disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow, which was "based on real science".

18 posted on 04/02/2010 4:42:11 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Will it rain Easter Sunday? No, you cannot tell me with certainty... so nothing they “think” may have happened 11,000 years ago is any more relevant than Star Trek is for the future of our space exploration... as of now... it is all science fiction. I despise the eco-wh0res.

LLS

19 posted on 04/02/2010 4:47:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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“Back when I was young, around 11,000 or 13,000 BC — I forget which — we were coming out of an Ice Age, and we were going into a 1000 year freeze! We had floods! And hailstorms! Comets were whizzing paat us! You kids today have it easy!” [/very old codger]


20 posted on 04/02/2010 4:55:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I do not want the Union to be maintained. I want the US to break up. I support secession.)
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