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Mass Extinction

Excerpt from Paul LaViolette’s 1983 Ph.D. dissertation “Galactic Explosions, Cosmic Dust Invasions, and Climatic Change” From Chapter 3 “Modeling the Hypothesized 14,200 BP Superwave” © 1983 Paul LaViolette   3.3.3 Geomagnetic Effects As was mentioned in the previous subsection, solar flares would have been more energetic and would have occurred with greater frequency during a superwave event due to the accretion of …
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Evidence for a solar cause to the Pleistocene mass extinction

Close to the end of the last ice age there was a sudden disappearance of many mammalian species which some paleontologists say was the most severe since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. In North America 95 percent of the megafauna became extinct, these being predominantly mammals having body weights greater than 25 to 50 kilograms. But even small animals were affected, as in the disappearance of 10 genera of birds. Although North America was most affected, it had a severe impact also in Europe, Siberia, and South America.
The cause of the extinction has long remained a mystery. Theories that have been put forth have ranged from overkill by North American paleolithic hunters to the impact of a large comet or swarm of meteors. But all have been shown to have serious flaws. Now, Starburst Foundation researcher Dr. Paul LaViolette has found evidence that this mysterious die off may have had a solar flare cause.
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Superwave Preparedness

There is an over 90% likelihood that a superwave will arrive in the next 400 years, with a finite chance that one could arrive in the next decade. Currently, radio astronomers are monitoring the cosmic ray synchrotron radiation activity of the Galactic core on a daily basis. They report their findings regularly in IAU (International Astronomical Union) circulars.
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Mammoth Extinction Better Explained by Giant Solar Flares

An active Sun and increased comet bombardment triggered by a Galactic cosmic ray volley may have led to the extinction of the mammoth about 13 thousand years ago according to research conducted by astrophysicist Paul LaViolette of the Starburst Foundation.
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    The Generation of Mega Glacial Meltwater Floods and their Geologic Impact

    A new theory explains how mountain-sized waves of glacial meltwater could have been produced during the last ice age. In a paper published last month in the journal Hydrology: Current Research, Paul LaViolette describes how immense waves of glacial meltwatercould have been produced on the surface of the North American and European ice sheets during periods of excessive climatic warmth when the ice sheet surface was melting at an accelerated rate.
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