My name is George Howard. I have a young family and a growing company in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. I also have a two-fold fascination: 1) Achieving environmental quality through the judiscious use of market-based government regulatory systems (about which I blog elsewhere). And, 2) All things related to the developing science of extraterrestrial impact induced rapid climate change during the Holocene and slightly before. About which I blog here.
After graduating with a BA in Political Science in 1989 from the University of North Carolina, I did six years in Washington D.C. as a conservative policy staffer in the United States Senate. I rarely read the Bible and I am not a Creationist. I have, however, come to believe that many of the old stories are true and that we need to heed them. I have believed for more than two decades that asteroid and comet induced climate catastrophes have happened over the last 13,000 years and demand further investigation and commentary as an issue of public safety — not politics or religion.
I am a co-author of the Firestone, et al. PNAS paper in 2007, the 2018 Widespread Burning papers in Journal of Geology, and several others. My contributions consisted largely of field work and analysis of the phenomena known as Carolina Bays. Carolina Bays, and their many explanations, continue to puzzle me. This blog will investigate Carolina Bays and other proven and unproven impact related phenomena — but it will focus on the proposed Younger Dryas Event.
Finally, I am a skeptic. I do not take blogging on weird scientific theories lightly. I don’t believe in UFO’s, Ghosts, Chiropractic, Astrology or 2012 apocalypse. But I do believe in the power of blogs to change things. And I think the threat is real.
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