Evidence hints Canadian comet impact triggered prehistoric climate shift A group of scientists from Canada have discovered evidence that an extraplanetary body came down over Canada about 12,900 years ago. The evidence suggests that the comet might have triggered the death of giant animals roaming North America and triggered a cooling spell in the Earth’s climate. Scientists say that during the Younger Dryas climatic […]
Sept. 4, 2013 - SlashGear
Large Mammals Of Younger Dryas Wiped Out By Asteroid [ Watch the Video: Younger Dryas Impact Wiped Out Large Mammals ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists long fascinated with trying to understand a dramatic global climate shift have revealed new evidence that could explain a few things. A new study, funded by the National Science Foundation and to be published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
Sept. 3, 2013 - redOrbit
Did Ancient Earth-Chilling Meteor Crash Near Canada? A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along the Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims. The new research impacts a controversial theory about a big climate shift called the Younger Dryas.
Sept. 3, 2013 - SPACE.com