Archaeopress, the publishers of the SIS Cambridge Conference Proceedings organised by Benny Peiser and featuring Euan MacKie, Duncan Steel, Amos Nur, and others, at just £18 per download (the printed version costs an arm and a leg, and part of the pelvis too) has another interesting download (again, at £18, a reasonable price as a book would fetch much more than that), The Years Without Summer; tracing AD 536 and its aftermath' Joel D Gunn (170 pages with maps, charts and line drawings) - go to www.archaeopress.com
It seems someone else has had a go at decyphering the fragmentary tablet K8538 - and the claim is that it describes an impact event in the Tigris-Euphrates marshes. At www.knowledgeminer.eu/climate_papers.html ... Seifert and Lemke suggest it describes an event that took place in 2200BC. The tablet itself is dated 1500 years later - but they say it is a copy of an older version. The last decypherment of this tablet claimed an impact in the Alps was being recorded.
Joanne P Ballard, University of Tennesee, and Dick Mol of the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, and Andres Bijkerk, a Dutch independent researcher, have written a paper, 'The Tell Tale Tusk; acid rain and the onset of the Younger Dryas' ... and it seems a Siberian mammoth tusk exhibits dissolution on the tusk (as a result of exposure to the atmosphere). They suggest nitric acid rain was responsible - as a result of an extraterrestrial event.
A day or so ago there was a post on Ice Age Greenland - and the possibility it was really a succession of Little Ice Ages and amounted to no more than a succession of increased episodes of sea ice in the N Atlantic (around southern Greenland and Icelandic waters).
Mike Baillie has moved from an extraterrestrial event to a volcano in order to account for the AD540 low growth tree ring event - claiming it is a better fit with the data as it currently stands. The shift arises from his belief that there was a 7 year discrepancy between tree rings and ice cores - and he hopes to resolve this issue with the new paper - a fuller version of last year's AGM talk at Wigmore Church Hall in Luton. Go to http://cosmictusk.com/ where the full paper is available to download - or to read online.
Here is a man to reckon with, one Henry Hoyle Howorth - go to http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/1892-an-appeal-to-common-sense/ ... and this one is a cracker (worth a read to get the measure of the man). I've never heard of Henry Hoyle Howarth, and nor I expect, have most people, but he was a catastrophist very much in the mould of modern variations of that state of mind.
At http://cosmictusk.com/interesting-support-for-younger-dryas-boundary-ydb... ... you can read the abstract of an article with the title, 'Late Glacial Fire and Nitrogen dynamics at lacustrine sites in Alabama and Michigan: evidence of an acid rain event?'. Sediments from three lakes show roughly coeval nitrogen perturbation at the onset of the Younger Dryas (with a distinct shift in vegetation alongside evidence of landscape fires).
At http://joannenova.com.au/2014/02/greenland-ice-cores-show-natural-swings... ... it seems a new ice core in Greenland has thrown up a few surprises - wild swings in temperature and weather. The authors discover wind direction and the frequency of storms in specific years of the YD period.
According to a report at http://news.yahoo.com/dinosaur-era-had-5-times-todays-co2-212124284.html ... which is assumed to have caused a greenhouse effect and led to high temperatures on Earth. This has rapidly become a geological consensus view - but where did the idea come from?
In one of those peculiar stories the author keeps telling the reader, don't worry - its not going to happen. Apparently, we are informed, the Poles are not going to flip over. The author says it so many times you begin to think, perhaps something dreadful is going to happen and they're trying to hide a nasty reality from you. The story referred to is at http://phys.org/print314612935.html.