Catastrophism news

Leroy

Leroy is a bit late to the plate. He is currently pushing the Ravindra Godbole web site www.themeaningofvedas.com, something that SIS did some months ago (also featured on In the News). Actually, Leroy has provided something of a prod as the web site pages are actually the chapters of a book with the same name - and full of information. Cheers, Leroy. He may not be everybody's favourite bunnie but he does keep promoting the Clube and Napier hypothesis - when most people out there have forgotten all about it.

Gary Gilligan

Gary Gilligan informs an update to his web site, the subject aurorae and the Egyptian ram-headed god, Amun. He is often depicted as a human wearing distinctive plumed auroral headgear and Gary is of the opinion he represents Mars (or the god known as Mars to the Romans). Go to www.gks.uk.com/Ram-headed-Amun/ 

Cooking the atmosphere

There is another interesting post at Cosmic Tusk (http://cosmictusk.com) which dates back to April 2010, a guest blog by Rodney Chilton, a Canadian climate scientist and the author of 'Sudden Cold: An examination of the Younger Dryas cold reversal' - go to web site and look down RH menu for past posts, a number of which are archived. The titles you want come under Guest Blogs, one of which is by Rod Chilton. Click link.

Tsunami in 1014AD - struck Britain and Caribbean

At http://cosmictusk.com/layer-after-layer-dallas-abbott-finds-cosmic-tsuna... ... not just in 1014AD but on a number of occasions in the first millennium BC and beyond. Dallas Abbott's co-authors included Simon Haslett of the University of Wales. We did at one time try and get him to speak to us but at the time he was unavailable but was willing to speak at a future date. The paper itself can be downloaded from Cosmic Tusk (above) in pdf format, saved and printed out (24 pages including notes).

Hillscloud

The blog http://hillscloud.wordpress.com is herewith a recommended site to visit, as the author has asked us to make it available for interested parties. It concerns his ideas regarding the early solar system. In a 10 page print out he begins by saying that binary star systems are seemingly more common than solitary star systems such as ours and that it too may have began as a binary system. It became a one star system after a collision that was extremely violent and this event created the comets, asteroids and allowed Jupiter to swallow huge amounts of hydrogen.

The 1300AD event

Yes, a new timeline for a sudden change in climate - this time in the Pacific basin (see http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-7024384/The-A-D-1300-Event.html ). This is basically the transition between the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age (stage one), a period of roughly 100 years that witnessed environmental change, disruption of human societies and changes in sea level (see Nunn 1999, Nunn 2000, and Nunn and Britton 2001, Kumar et al 2006 and Masse et al 2006).

The Mediterranean earthquake of the 6th century AD

Sediments buried under 8 metres of sand and debris at the Sanctuary of Zeus in Greece are due to a tsunami it is alleged at www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2011/the-tsunamis-of-olympia/ It is thought the regions has been hit by several flooding events, great tsunami waves that ran between hills and piled up sediment where the valley narrowed. This is akin to some of the detail we had about former tsunamis in Japan after the recent sad event. A marine origin is suggested by the presence of shells of foraminifera in the sediments.

YD Impact hypothesis bounce-back?

I'm getting dizzy but it seems that a few days ago the Firestone et al hypothesis was on the ropes, even bent forwards on its knees, but now it seems it might bounce back - with a vengeance. At http://cosmictusk.com July 6th in a post by George entitled 'Swiss Kiss: Nanodiamonds and Iridium independently confirmed at Bern INQUA session on Younger Dryas climate crash' - so the hypothesis still has legs and is walking, it would seem - in spite of all the negativity over in the US.

YD boundary event in a nosedive

At http://cosmictusk.com/a-personal-essay-from-vance-holliday-on-the-clovis... is another nail in the coffin of the comet impace theory at the beginning of the Younger Dryas. It looks more and more like they rushed into press without fully weighing up alternative ideas. Claim and counter claim has become a problem and the theory has one glaring problem that it can't get around - the Younger Dryas event was a carbon copy of the Older and Oldest Dryas events and half a dozen Heinrich events that took place over the last 70,000 years (conventional dating).