At the end of the Pleistocene about 13,000 years ago, a two thousand year period known as the Younger Dryas plunged the world back into the deep freeze that it had known for the hundred thousand years of the great ice age. It was previously thought that it took over a thousand years for the Younger Dryas to develop, but now scientists have discovered that the change was virtually instantaneous, and took place in less than a single year?in other words, it was the result of a Superstorm. Whitley Strieber writes about this in his dynamic new Journal. The catastrophe overwhelmed Europe with a suddenness that would cause hundreds of millions of deaths if it happened again, and essentially destroy the western world. In 1999, Whitley Strieber and Art Bell published a book, The Coming Global Superstorm (made into a movie called http://www.unknowncountry.com/diary/?id=161,The Day After Tomorrow), that warned of this possibility. Their ideas were rejected, but now the appear to be completely accurate, and, not only that, conditions are emerging right now that are strikingly similar to those that preceded the Younger Dryas. The danger of a superstorm and a sudden, radical climate change is much more imminent now than it has been in thousands of years. For example, it will be reported in early 2009 that there is massive outgassing of methane taking place in the arctic, precisely as happened just prior to the Younger Dryas, and most other periods of sudden climate change. Dr. Achim Brauer, of the German Research Centre for Geosciences at Potsdam, analyzed sediments from a German crater lake, and discovered that the vast climate change of the Younger Dryas took just a year to appear, not the ten or more years than had been thought earlier.
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