Pro Younger Dryas Impact Papers

Thrust and Parry

Comet Research Group successfully defends pointed attack from longtime foes

Point Counter Point

New kid

Stefan Milo sits on fence

It is fun to see curious and smart people across the planet learn of our theory, and add content to the internet that allows rational consideration of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. In a well produced effort, this cat provides some informed science communication. Despite disagreeing with the Tusk on a point or two, it […]

2019 AGU abstract supports Younger Dryas "exacerbated" by cosmic impact

But cosmic impact follows volcano?

Sharma, 2013 This week is “abstract reveal” week for the enormous annual conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) held each December (See Tusk at 2009 AGU). So each year around this time I search the AGU website for any coming presentations concerning the Younger Dryas and cosmic impact. Fall Meeting 2019 San Fran turned […]

All Aboard!

Younger Dryas expert James T. Teller joins supportive YDIH publication

James T. Teller The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis achieved its first publishing “Three-Peet” of supportive papers this month. It started with the Thackeray paper the first week, then came the Moore paper in week two, and now at the end of October comes Teller to make it three blockbusters in a single month. The Teller […]

Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis goes mainstream

Fox jumps on story, draws more than 2000 comments

Asteroid impact 13K years ago wiped out woolly mammoths, sabre-tooth cats in mini ice age: study Giant asteroid strike 13K years ago had ‘global consequences,’ shocking study says Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

Cosmic geochemistry from global cataclysm found in Palmetto State pond

Christopher Moore of USC nails Platinum Layer at ~12,800 before present in White Pond, South Carolina

  New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an abrupt climate change for Earth The muck that’s been accumulating at the bottom of this lake for 20,000 years is like a climate time capsule. Christopher R. Moore, University of South Carolina What kicked off the Earth’s rapid cooling 12,800 years ago? In […]

YDIH Literature Review Part One

Martin Sweatman goes deep into Younger Dryas bibliography 2007 - 2009

Martin Sweatman, when not writing a profound book, is building quite a nice catalog of videos concerning the YDIH and related subjects. This one is particularly welcome and represents the best walk-though of the debate, paper by paper, twist by turn, since Hancock’s careful narration here. This is invaluable science communication and should be viewed […]

Africa

Younger Dryas Impact Platinum peaks found again in Southern Hemisphere

NY Post Gizmodo Quartz Francis Thackeray   This confirmation of a South African platinum layer from the Younger Dryas Impact was particularly welcome for several reasons.  First, it is another confirmation of evidence for  the impact in the Southern Hemisphere, following the Pilauco paper from Chile in March of this year. Second, the lead author, […]

Napier Paper

Dr. Bill Napier fingers fragmented comet in Younger Dryas and Bronze Age impacts

Folks, I am sorry to have been so scarce in recent months. Among other excuses for the inexcusable, the auto-mailer for subscribers to the site went down, and I felt I needed to repair it before posting. Fixing it turned into a mess which led to my continued procrastination. Much has happened in recent months […]

Waaaay Down South

Younger Dryas Boundary team publishes evidence from Chile in Nature for global climate cataclysm

The main objective of this study was to test the YDB impact hypothesis by analyzing a wide range of data from the Pilauco site in southern Chile. The following conclusions show that our data and interpretations are consistent with the YDB impact hypothesis and we found no evidence that refutes the hypothesis. (1) At Pilauco, […]

A concise but comprehensive bibliography of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

Version 1.5

Permanent home of the Bib and Archive Long on the list of goals here at the Tusk is to host the world’s most concise, attractive, accessible and informative bibliography of our favorite subject. A baby step in that direction is submitted below for your perusal, download and propagation. With the help of Marc Young, here […]

100,000,000 - 1

Sweatman and Coombs lay odds on Gobekli Tepe and the Younger Dryas comet

Martin Sweatman, like The Bos, is a betting man. But in this instance I want his side of the wager. Today Sweatman published a masterpiece of original, rational statical analysis reporting a series of planetary catastrophes as recorded by our elders in ancient symbols in cave art and carved rock. The historic rejection of ancient animal […]

First Younger Dryas Impact Crater Found: Greenland

In the morning this old world wont be the same

Bos Bet… Voosen article in Science Magazine Seven Ages Daily Mail National Geographic BBC NYT MSN Oh, happy day! The Tusk heard about this discovery confidentially in March but the following nine months were characterized by an uncertain confidence this day would truly come. We had published evidence for a decade, and knew a climate […]

Czech Mate

Central Europeans confirm Laacher See volcanic eruption preceded cosmic impact at Younger Dryas start

See another blockbuster confirmation of the Younger Dryas cosmic impact below. I keep a pretty close eye on our subject but had no idea such intricate, original and thorough work was underway in the Czech Republic. Gunther Kleteschka has appeared on several YDB papers, but has clearly been busy in his own laboratory collecting entirely […]

Wally Broecker says a cosmic impact caused the Younger Dryas

"Although I don’t for a minute believe that this impact did in the mammoths and the Clovis people, I do think that it triggered the YD"    

I realize that this subject is distasteful to many because of the early false claims. But the new evidence suggests that there was some kind of extraterrestrial impact. Hence it should be given further study.   What a significant and pleasing development. Wally Broecker has endorsed a cosmic impact as the cause of the Younger […]

Catastrophism

An Overview from Dr. Martin Sweatman

A friend sent me this paper from Dr. Martin Sweatman who gained international notoriety last year with a previous journal article linking the world’s most ancient temple, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, with the Younger Dryas Impact. The Tusk enjoyed that paper and was pleased to see Sweatman make a second contribution to our field; this […]

An Astronomical Hypothesis for the Younger Dryas Impact Event

Ignored by The Bos

Paleolithic Extinctions and the Taurid Complex (2010) Centaurs as a Hazard to Civilization (2015) Excerpted from Page 11 Wolbach et. al Part One (2018)   Astronomical Hypothesis for the YDB Impact Event Regarding the probability of a swarm of cometary fragments hitting the Earth, Boslough et al. (2013) claimed that the YDB event is “statistically […]

Black Mat in Turkey

Asia

This week Rick Firestone shared a little known 2009 paper with the Tusk and some others. I was unaware of it and enjoyed reading it. The authors find a unique spike in fire at Akgol, Turkey ~13,000 years ago which they attribute to a horrendous inferno in a marsh, of all places. They cite Firestone […]

Cosmic Black Mat found on 5th continent

Antarctica

Did the Black-Mat Impact/Airburst Reach the Antarctic? Evidence from New Mountain Near the Taylor Glacier in the Dry Valley Mountains Journal of Geology, March 15, 2018 Detailed microscopic investigations of horizons in a surface paleosol, part of a pedostratigraphic stack of tills at New Mountain, Antarctica, dated to the middle Miocene climatic optimum event (ca. […]

Burn Papers

A new day at the Cosmic Tusk

Papers #1 and #2 and Supplementary Materials Quick take at skeptic site NeuroLogica Tallboy – Widespread Panic (1997) The Tusk inaugurates our new look here by posting the most important paper in the peer-reviewed canon of the Comet Research Group since the original PNAS publication in 2007. It is truly a new day at the […]

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