Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago

26/05/2013 21:19

Santa Barbara CA (SPX) May 27, 2013
About 12,800 years ago when the Earth was warming and emerging from the last ice age, a dramatic and anomalous event occurred that abruptly reversed climatic conditions back to near-glacial state. According to James Kennett, UC Santa Barbara emeritus professor in earth sciences, this climate switch fundamentally - and remarkably - occurred in only one year, heralding the onset of the Younger Dryas cool episode. [Read more] ...