- 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
Three Puzzling Ice Age Mysteries
Has it happened before?
So what exactly happened 12,800 years ago?
The Younger Dryas Impact
Younger Dryas Impact Overview
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Evidence shows that a catastrophic impact occurred 12,800 years ago