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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze? 258

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from the should-have-discovered-coal-earlier dept.
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Things were looking up for Earth about 12,800 years ago. The last Ice Age was coming to an end, mammoths and other large mammals romped around North America, and humans were beginning to settle down and cultivate wild plants. Then, suddenly, the planet plunged into a deep freeze, returning to near-glacial temperatures for more than a millennium before getting warm again. The mammoths disappeared at about the same time, as did a major Native American culture that thrived on hunting them. A persistent band of researchers has blamed this apparent disaster on the impact of a comet or asteroid, but a new study concludes that the real explanation for the chill, at least, may lie strictly with Earth-bound events."
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What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 13, 2014 @12:13AM (#46986825)
    Lucky for you there is only 1 country in the world.
    But we have already seen the problem in your 1 tiny world. New Orleans is already under water and you were too stupid to move it the first time. You already have cities in stupid places, it will only get worse. What if the climate changes and New York ends up with massive frequent flooding and all those extra people?

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