An Alternative Hypothesis for the Younger Dryas Catastrophe

I know these recent videos are a transgression from the norm, I’m looking not looking at ancient architecture, but the Younger Dryas is an important time in the human story, because it marks the end of the Ice Age and beginning of the Holocene and from then on humanity has developed exponentially.

In this third part of my Younger Dryas series, I’m taking a look at another hypothesis for what drove the changing climate at the end of the Bolling Allerod and beginning of the Younger Dryas, and that’s an increase in volcanic activity.


Because the hypothesis is not backed by any prominent personalities, it rarely gets the airtime it deserves and research and new papers often fall under the radar, which is a shame for people that want to have a more rounded picture and who want to learn more about the most recent Younger Dryas research.


So could an increase in volcanic activity trigger climate change at the beginning of the Younger Dryas? Well, with 30 eruptions in 400 years, including four major ones in just 110 years, the science says it's certainly possible. Watch the video to learn more!


All images are taken from Google Images fo educational purposes only.


Matt Sibson
Ancient Architects