Freshwater floods triggered cooling 13,000 years ago

by Avery Zingel - July 29, 2018

An American research team found the fingerprint of a massive flood of freshwater in the western Arctic that they say likely caused an ancient cold snap 13,000 years ago. The cold snap is known as the Younger Dryas, which ended more than 1,000 years of warming, said Lloyd Keigwin, an oceanographer and lead author of…

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