^^^ yes, I agree Desert Dawg...
There could well have been a climate shift due to an asteroid impact affecting the oceans/currents. Aside from La Nina and El Nino , there may also be
the disruption of the salt/thermal ocean conveyors which have been mentioned quite a bit in the global warming debate, but which might also be subject
to disruption in the case of a large meteor strike.
In reply to Scott Creighton's post, and work in general, I'd like to say bravo! I only wish I had come here before! I've only had time to read a
few posts here over the past few weeks, and they are all well thought out/presented and right on the money IMHO.
As for the wobble, a large or very large impact event would be a good possibility I think, and I even have what I think could be a possible candidate:
The Taurid Complex
On the other hand, while the orbits of some particles are quite dispersed, it is still likely that the Taurid stream has a narrow and dense core
consisting of particles concentrated near the orbit of the stream's parent object, which is presumably related to Comet 2P/Encke. As the orbits of
the material constituting this narrow, dense core have been subject to perturbations over thousands of years, it may be inferred that intense
bombardment episodes have resulted at epochs when the material reaches Earth intersection. Dynamical calculations show that, as a Taurid-like orbit
precesses, the northern daytime intersection occurs just a little (a few centuries) before the southern nighttime one, and the southern daytime one
just before the northern nighttime one. That is, the four intersections occur in two pairs, and the influx of material to Earth is enhanced during
epochs lasting a few centuries and spaced by a few millennia. The term "coherent catastrophism" has been used by astronomers at Armagh and elsewhere
to describe the idea that there are strong patterns in the influx of extraterrestrial material to Earth.
also has some promissing looking links on the subject.
I have a hunch that this "cycle of cataclysm" may be connected to ,and one in the same same as the one uncovered in
The Mars Mystery: The Secret Connection Between Earth and the Red Planet
by Graham Hancock, which examines
Cydonia and the geometry of the Pyramids/structures in that region, much like you have done with Giza here. I think it's worth a read if you have not
already read it.
In the book they also say the Cydonia site's geometry points to a warning from them to us (or whoever was here on Earth at the time when the complex
was built) of a coming cataclysm (perhaps this was the "codex from the stars"), and suggest that both Cydonia and Giza were sites constructed by
very closely related civilizations from what I remember (It's been a while since I read it!). If I remember correctly Giza is mentioned quite a bit
in the book and many parallels drawn between the two sites.
They conclude by proposing the Taurid Complex as one of the more likely candidates for the source of this cataclysm, and I believe they could be
There have been many events
in history which could be connected to the Taurid Complex such as this one:
>Let me first summarize from a preprint of a paper that Duncan Steel
>gave me. The paper is titled "The Tapanui region of New Zealand: a
>Tunguska' of 800 years ago?" by Duncan Steel and Peter Snow. Some of
>this will be practically verbatim: First they provide some evidence
>supporting the fact that the Earth is struck quite frequently by
>astronomical objects. The frequency of encounters with an object capable
>of producing a Tunguska-like explosion is of the order of every few
>centuries or so (Morrison and Chapman, 1989), although the data on which
>these rates are based are fuzzy.
>They suggest that the southern part of the South Island of New Zealand
>may have been the target of such a projectile about 800 years ago or so
>and that scientific study of the region is warranted.
and this one:
which looks quite interesting, although I have not have time to read it through and look at any evidence it presents.
Hope that gives you some new ideas, and perhaps new directions to look in. If I can be any help on the meteor side of things, feel free to U2U me.
All the best,