Articles in Ice Age
When NASA say catastrophic floods they are not talking about Hurricane Katrina. Check this out:
Geologists would learn that the waters could have drowned a 40-story skyscraper, making them 20 times deeper than the Hurricane-Katrina-triggered flooding that destroyed swaths of New Orleans and the Gulf coast in 2005. Computer modeling would reveal that in the upper Grand Coulee, water charged over the cliff now called Dry Falls at the highway speed of 65 miles per hour. Dry Falls would be recognized as the largest waterfall to have existed on Earth, carrying 10 times as much water as all modern rivers combined.
The article is discussing the Washington state canyon known as Grand Coulee, and the history of discovering what caused its creation. Modern opinion is that the flooding was due to glacial melting at the end of the last Ice Age. I found the final paragraph interesting, considering NASA is very much …
I love simplicity. It beats math-heavy arguments, or singular ideas that need an entire book to try and convince you. Check this out for a simple explanation for why you could/should be preparing for the worst:
Philip Norton, a member of Lincoln Astronomical Society, forecast the current harsh winter conditions way back in the 1980s. He also correctly forecast the weather this time around and last winter.
When there are lots of sunspots, there are fewer clouds on Earth. If there is a lack of sunspot activity, the Earth gets cloudy, lowering temperatures.
“This winter is mild compared to those of the 2020s.”
“The sunspot activity is roughly following a 400-year trend.
“I predicted the last sunspot cycle would be the most active for a long time and it was.
“This would be followed by a long, deep solar minimum. We are just getting out of this.
“The next sunspot cycle, which has just started, would …
Wired magazine has answered this question: The year 2012 is approaching. What should I stockpile to survive the Mayan apocalypse?
That Red Rain that fell on India in 2001 contains red cells, lacking DNA and quite like blood cells. Now scientists have discovered that the cells multiply when at 121 degrees C. This adds to the likelihood that the cells are extraterrestial in origin, and life exists elsewhere, and perhaps life did not originate on Earth.
Settlements dating back 49,000 years have been found in Papua New Guinea, at a height of 2000 metres, puzzling scientists:
Fairbairn said he had been shocked to discover the age of the finds, using radio carbon dating, because this suggested humans had been living in the cold, wet and inhospitable highlands at the height of the last Ice Age.
“We didn’t expect to find anything of that early age,” he said.
The findings, published …
Just like the movie helmed by 2012 director, The Day After Tomorrow, our planet’s climate is capable of rapid change, according to scientists from the University of Saskatchewan.
Around 12,800 years ago the northern hemisphere was hit by the Younger Dryas mini ice age, or “Big Freeze”…and lasted around 1300 years.
Until now, it was thought that the mini ice age took a …
If it is accurate and beyond dispute, we finally have a date we can use. A definitive moment in time in which a global cataclysm may have occurred. And an interesting puzzle for scientists that believe everything happens gradually.
A Danish ice drilling project has conclusively ended the discussion on the exact date of the end of the last ice age.
The extensive scientific study shows that it was precisely 11,711 years ago – and not the indeterminate figure of ‘some’ 11,000 years ago – that the ice withdrew, allowing humans and animals free reign.
“Our new, extremely detailed data from the examination of the ice cores shows that in the transition from the ice age to our current warm, interglacial period the climate shift is so sudden that it is as if a button was pressed”, explains ice core researcher Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Centre for Ice and Climate at NBI at the …
At the end of the last ice age sea level rose from 200 to 600 feet depending on where you measured. Drop sea level 300 feet and part of the Nazca Ridge would be exposed.
Both locations have megalithic walls and mysteries… both had the totora reed, the bottle gourd and the sweet potato… could the colonization of Easter Island have been made in small steps, from island to island, 10,000+ years ago? Read more.
According to the new theory, humans heading east after leaving Asia about 40,000 years ago were blocked by two huge glaciers that met at present-day Alaska.
With no way forward, the humans settled on the land bridge, called Beringia, that connected Asia and North America.
There they remained for 20,000 years. Beringia was cold and harsh, comparable to winters in modern-day Siberia. Small populations of mammoth, bison, caribou, and other animals provided sustenance for the migrants.
It’s a theory designed to make sense of some DNA research. In my mind it has a serious flaw – rather than spend 20,000 years in a cold, harsh place – why didn’t they just go back the way they came?
Evidence of human occupation in Scotland 13,000 years ago has caused scientists to speculate the possible motives for choosing to live there – given that most of the country was covered in ice:
During the last ice age, Scotland was likely a desolate place covered by glaciers, but new evidence suggests intrepid settlers braved the elements by establishing a community there as early as 13,000 years ago.
…”So often we hear that conditions in Scotland during the late Paleolithic and early Mesolithic would have prohibited human settlements because the landscape was cold and icy, but now we have to wonder what was actually going on and why people appear to have been living in the area during what is thought to have been a glacial period,” Naomi Woodward, who led the project, told Discovery News.
….The northern European plains location suggests Scotland’s first settlers were reindeer hunters from the Ahrensburgian culture. Reindeer exist …