Catastrophism news

Bretz and Younger Dryas

Graham Hancock has somehow contrived to associate J Harlen Bretz and the megaflood with the Younger Dryas Boundary Event. He is a former journalist and I suppose sleight of hand is a tool of the trade. He presents his ideas in a non-science language that some people find attractive. His books have sold a lot of copies.

One Half Of

Bill Napier, one half of Clube and Napier, is on the Tusk - see ... with a letter he wrote as a result of a podcast between Graham Hancock and Randall Carson on one side and two mainstream scientists on the other side, Marc Defant and Michael Shermer. The Tusk has the podcast in full - in a video to view.

8000ka (again)

At ... sediment cores from Pine Island Bay in West Antarctica were collected by the British Antarctic Survey and an international team of scientists that used the German research vessel RV Polarstern. The findings are interesting as it has shown wind driven incursions of warm water forced the retreat of glaciers in the peninsular over the last 11,000 years. One has to take that statement at face value. Was it wind driven - or current driven? Or both.

Collapsing Ice Sheet

At ... scientists have constructed 'in detail' the collapse of the Euroasian ice sheet at the end of the Late Glacial Maximum and it final moments involved the flooding of the English Channel 10,000 years ago. We are told the ice sheet was massive, stretching from the tip of SW Britain to Franz Josef Land in the Siberian Arctic. We are also told it lowered global sea levels by 20m. As it melted, and collapsed, it caused severe flooding across Europe - and a dramatic rise in sea levels.

California 8200 years ago

At 8200 years ago there were massive changes in sea levels around the world, submerging huge parts of Sunda Land (leaving behind the islands of Indonesia, as well as the drowning of the North Sea basin, widening of the English Channel and the creation of the Solent, and conversely, lower sea levels in South America. The effects of all this is somewhat muted in California - but the study of speleotherms in caves has revealed a 150 year period of wet and stormy weather. The balmy climate of modern California was absent in the wake of an event dated at 6200BC (in old money).

The Rogue

Lee Brainard's book, 'The Rogue', is now available in paperback (fiction but with a catastrophist and electric universe backdrop). It attempts to put these into a form the ordinary man in the street can understand, and digest. See or in the UK, at and it is also available at Kobo, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble - for example ... and in book stores under the author's name (if filed alphabetically).

Meteorite Rain

At ... an interesting read at this link (also sent in by Jovan). Extraterrestrial material is constantly raining down on the Earth - most of it microscopic in size (at a rate of 100 tons a day). Most of it burns up in the atmosphere but some of it reaches the surface. Scientists have found some of the samples of this originate from a single event that has been raining down on us for 466 million years.

Planets Shaken

Planets Shaken is the title of a four volume series of books by Lee Brainard, the first of which, Brainard, the first of which, The Rogue, has just been published and is available in Kindle edition for just $1.28 from .The subject is catastrophism and the electric universe - but it is fiction. It is just £0.99 from

Dinosaur Demise

At ... which is on the recent BBC2 documentary, 'The Day the Dinosaurs Died' (see post yesterday). One of the points made is that gypsum on the bed of the shallow sea was hoisted into the atmosphere - adding to the density of material that accumulated there. The point was also made that if it had hit the deep ocean its effects would have been muted and would have been nowhere near as catastrophic to life on Earth.

Day Dinosaurs Died

Following the mantra, 'you won't find evidence of catastrophism unless you actively look for it' we had a prime example of this on BBC2 television last night, The Day the Dinosaurs Died. Scientist from the University of Bremen in Germany drilled into the Chcxulub crater off the coast of Yucatan and in so doing found ample evidence of an asteroid (or comet) striking the earth. Prior to them actively searching for evidence the asteroid theory was just that - a hypothesis that was repeatedly challenged.