Exploring abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history

NetFlix comet blockbuster most expensive production ever for studio
The cruel irony of this welcome movie should be apparent to Tusk regulars. A satirical blockbuster uses an impending comet impact as a plot device to communicate a deeper message to the planet that no one listens to scientists who….warn us of climate change. The director reveals his subtext in many interviews, and calls…
Deep insights from YouTube
As the Taurid meteor season wanes on the approach of Thanksgiving, I thought it was relevant (and economical) to share a couple of recent videos which present the Taurid phenomena from different, but mutually informative contexts. The first is a ‘live shot,’ and the second is a ‘retrospective,’ if you will….
Horrifying event witnessed by humans -- Brown University says desert glass is from space -- not "grass fires"
In wake of Halloween last week a very, very scary scientific paper was published. “Widespread glasses generated by cometary fireballs during the late Pleistocene in the Atacama Desert, Chile,” creates a rebuttable presumption that horrific cosmic airbursts — without leaving craters — have indeed occurred in human history, a central contention here at the…
GoFundMe established to assist the family
The trust-but-verify ancient history crowd was devastated last month by the passing of indefatigable YouTube science communicator Charles Appleton. I took it hard like many. But I feel particularly sorry upon his death, and a bit guilty. Not long before Chuck died, I responded to a tweet from LasVegApps with this: WTF?! Have you…
American cosmic airburst in late Roman times revealed by University of Cincinnati
Meteorites, silicious vesicular melt glass, Fe and Si-rich magnetic spherules, positive Ir and Pt anomalies, and burned charcoal-rich Hopewell habitation surfaces demonstrate that a cosmic airburst event occurred over the Ohio River valley during the late Holocene. A comet-shaped earthwork was constructed near the airburst epicenter. Twenty-nine radiocarbon ages demonstrate that the event occurred…
Taurid Meteor Stream pummels planet throughout human history, remains menace; Nobel Prize for UK Neo-Catastrophists?
A comprehensive study of the Taurid meteor stream released last week confirms a central understanding of astronomer Dr. Bill Napier and the Comet Research Group, one which was incorporated into the YDI hypothesis from the start. From Discover Magazine: The longest-studied comets in our solar system have inspired ancient myths, religious fervor and modern scientific…
Comet Research Group responds to Twitter
The Comet Research Group’s response to Elisabeth Bik’s Tweet concerning: “A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el‑Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea“…
Tusk leaves keyboard for unparalleled excavation in Hashemite Kingdom
This is an easy Monday post. The Tusk was a minor co-author of a paper with extraordinary implications to science and faith published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports. The lengthy journal article has been under development since 2014 when I first traveled to Jordan to join the wonderful Trinity Southwest University at Tall el-Hammam….
This is off-topic but I feel appropriate on the anniversary to share a personal experience from 9/11. Pam and I were horrified from the left bank of the Potomac to feel the plane hit the Pentagon. I took this creepy photo from our hotel room after the impact. See the Twin Towers? I will…
The Tusk has characteristically hit a summer communication drought. But that doesn’t mean we can’t toss up a YouTube here and there from the coast. It’s welcome to see college courses fully integrating the Younger Dryas Impact into their thinking about the Younger Dryas and climate change. Here’s a great effort from Middlebury College….
Atmospheric Covid Entombed in Cosmic Dust
In a review of all the relevant key evidence the most parsimonious explanation seems to be that COVID-19 came from space [2,3], just as have many other similar suddenly emergent pandemics past and recent: such as the Spanish Flu 1918-1919 and the other pandemics that punctuate history over millennia, and in particular over the…
Long published field evidence supports Bronze Age Bavarian impact
The Chiemgau impact in Bavarian Germany stands out as a particularly sympathetic “martyr” crater. The evidence for a Bronze Age euro-apocalypse is sincerely published and well established as a legitimate hypothesis based on decades of meticulous fieldwork, but entirely dismissed because the proponents believe the impact was relatively recent in geological terms. The authors…
Crater man Christian Koeberl denies impact crater
To gauge the depth of the anti-science pathology surrounding the Younger Dryas Impact, it is instructive to review a single quote from an oft-quoted ‘expert’ in cosmic impact craters, Dr. Christian Koeberl. In 2018, shortly after NASA announced in Science the discovery of the Hiawatha Crater in NW Greenland, Koeberl provided his opinion, which…
Younger Dryas Impact cataclysm evidence exceeds that of UFO's
It has been proposed that the Younger Dryas period/GS-1 was initiated by a cosmic impact, for which there is indirect and debated evidence in a large number of sites in the NH surrounding the North Atlantic region (Kennett et al., 2015). A very significant Platinum (Pt) spike has been identified in the GISP2 ice…
Authoritative and readable overview of the Younger Dryas Impact debate published in Earth Science Reviews
Indefatigable genius and digital friend of the Tusk, Dr. Martin Sweatman, authored a surprise blockbuster this week. Below is a peer-reviewed and fully accepted pre-online synthesis overview of the Younger Dryas Impact controversy since the very first paper in 2007. ‘The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis: review of the impact evidence’ concludes……
The sciency internet is alive with consensus condemnation and universal damnation for a new paper from Rhawn Joseph, now dubbed the “Tiger King of Mars.” In the article below, Joseph et al. continues a radical break from conventional interpretations of Martian photography, believing a number of odd features photographed by the Martian rovers are…wait…
 
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