A new analysis of ancient DNA has revealed that some species of ice-age megafauna, including woolly mammoths, wild horses and steppe bison, survived much further into the modern era than previously thought. The recovered genetic material taken from soil samples from Canadian permafrost, indicates that some of these species didn’t
Dreamland this week: Dr. Robert Schoch, geologist, renowned professor and adventurer, is at this point a true living legend, so get set for a great discussion as we delve into the secrets of the deep past in search of what could happen in our near future. He reports on his
A new study of seashells excavated from ancient glacial deposits in Scotland indicate that the region’s glaciers melted over a relatively short period of time–a period spanning only a few decades, and possibly as short as a matter of years–illustrating the abruptness of past climate change events, and how those events could serve as a warning as to how quickly our modern environment could also take an abrupt turn.
A new climate model generated by the University of California’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests that if current warming trends continue, they could cause a failure in the circulation of the currents in the Atlantic Ocean, in turn leading to a major cooling event in the waters of the North Atlantic. This event was illustrated by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber in their 1999 book, The Coming Global Superstorm.