Below you’ll find introductory information on the Younger Dryas Impact, including comets, diamonds, mammoths, the mysterious “black mat”, and more.
Sudden return of Ice Age temperatures 12,800 years ago
- Temperatures plunged 10°C (18°F) and stayed low for about 1400 years
- That abrupt change is called the Younger Dryas (YD) climate episode
- It is the most unusual cooling event in about 2 million years