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impacts are cool!
Chris Campbell wrote:
>> Matter a'fact, it occurs to me that some sort of "reverse El Nino," a
>> massive cooling of tropical waters, could have precisely those sorts of
>And, interestingly, this is entirely consistent with the regression
>theory and entirely inconsistent with the impact theory (which would
>presumably result in boiled/superheated waters)...
No, no, no! An impact would have raised vast amounts of dust into the
atmosphere, blocking out sunlight and thus cooling the world. C.f. Krakatau,
nuclear winter, etc. I will concede that it's consistent with regression too,
in that regression could be caused by polar ice cap growth.