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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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Bull Creek Nanodiamond Spike Does NOT Support the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

Biology / Paleontology : The Dragon's Tales (11 months ago)

Quantifying the distribution of nanodiamonds in pre-Younger Dryas to recent age deposits along Bull Creek, Oklahoma Panhandle, USA Authors:Bement et alAbstract:High levels of nanodiamonds (nds) have been used to support the transfor... Read Post

New evidence supporting extraterrestrial impact in Younger Dryas

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That? (3 years ago)

There’s a new paper in PNAS worth having a look at. It seems the authors found some very strong evidence for a comet or asteroid impact during the period known as the Younger Dryas. According to Wikipedia: The Younger Dryas … Contin... Read Post

The Younger Dryas comet-impact hypothesis: gem of an idea or fool’s gold?

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : RealClimate (6 years ago)

There was a paper in Science last week that has gotten quite a bit of press. It reports further evidence in support of the idea that the Younger Dryas — a distinct period towards the end of the last ice age when the deglaciation in ... Read Post


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