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May 22, 2020
Cosmic Tusk and Comet Impacts - George Howard
Play • 2 hr 10 min

Explore abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history at George Howard’s blog called The Cosmic Tusk. The Tusk also contains a treasure trove of scientific documents in The Cosmic Tusk Bibliography or The Complete Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Bibliography and Publication Archive. Links to fascinating findings throughout. For many years, George has been in close touch with a group of scientists known as the Younger Dryas Boundary Team, or Comet Research Group, which studies and proposes the Younger Dryas Boundary Hypothesis, which we’re going to talk a lot about here very soon. 

At the Tusk and during this episode, you can find out about topics like what a Cosmic Tusk actually is, the recent findings of a cosmic impact at ancient Abu Hureyra, the mysterious and impressive Carolina Bays, the implications of the discovery of the Hiawatha Crater under an ice sheet in Greenland, and we even touch on infectious microbes inside cosmic dust collected from the OUTSIDE surface of Space Station windows. Yeah, links are in the show notes for your further exploration. Thanks for listening, subscribe if you haven’t already, and...for a little context, we recorded this a couple of months ago, when life was still relatively normal, despite the knowing that coronavirus impacts, pardon the pun, were on the way. You’ll also hear some curious audio sounds when I talk, in the early part of the episode which I minimized as much as possible while keeping all of the fun stuff. I think you’re going to enjoy hearing about all of this I mentioned earlier. So which one should we start with? 

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Links and References:

The Cosmic Tusk - Exploring abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history. Is there a Cosmic Tusk?

The Cosmic Tusk Bibliography: The Complete Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Bibliography and Publication Archive

Stunning LIDAR image of the Carolina bays

Infectious microbes inside cosmic dust collected from OUTSIDE surface of Space Station windows


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