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Requiem for the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis?

This is the strong conclusion of a new paper in the Earth Science Reviews by Pinter et al. From their abstract: The Younger Dryas (YD) impact hypothesis is a recent theory that suggests that a cometary or meteoritic body or bodies hit and/or exploded over North America 12,900 years ago, causing the YD climate episode, [...]
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