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Re: Asteroid impact finally confirmed?
> From: email@example.com (Mark O'Leary)
> > but the main killer would be the century or so of low light
> > and wintry conditions ...
>I seriously doubt it would last *that* long.
>The best climatic models of this sort of thing show a much weaker,
>and much briefer, effect than the oldest, most dramatic "nuclear
>winer" models. I suspect the worst one would get is a decade or
>so of autumnal conditions, not centuries of wintery conditions.
>The peace of God be with you.
For big animals used to tropical conditions worldwide, who were
already declining, this may have been enough. I think the bolide was the
coup de grace, rather than the whole & entire cause of the dinos'
"The more television I watch, the more I wonder why I'm not already
supreme ruler of earth." --Dogbert