|Notice the lead rope on giraffe. Pictograph in Saraha desert.|
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Greetings all you fine folks out there. I am preparing for another baby coming into the world. Yes, I am going to be a grandma all over again! Any day now our little baby grandson will make his entrance in a ‘gush’ of water. He will be leaving his warm wet climate into my daughter’s and son-in -law’s warm welcoming arms.
Speaking of wet climates, did you know that at one time all the deserts around the world used to be flourishing wet areas containing many plants and animals. Let’s take a closer look…
Definition-Many areas around the world that are deserts today, were wet during the Ice Age.
Locations-The Great Basin area, Death Valley, the Great Salt Lake area, the Dead Sea area, the Gobi desert, and the Sahara desert just to name a few.
Physical evidence-The physical evidence/geology shows that the area around the Great Salt Lake was once under water. As a matter of fact three shorelines are easily found. Scientists even have a name for the largest lake; Lake Bonneville. It was about eight times the size the Great Salt lake is today and 800 feet deep (today the salt lake is on average only 12 feet deep).
Another example is the Sahara desert. People and
animals not only lived in that region, but thrived. There are thousands of pictographs of people, giraffes, hippos and other wetland animals. Here is a quote from James Wellard in his book, “The great Sahara” 1964, pgs 33, 34: “The Sahara is a veritable art gallery of prehistoric paintings…the evidence is enough to show that the Sahara was one of the well populated areas of the prehistoric world…Yet there is his [man’s] work in the most inaccessible corners of the desert,…literally thousands of figures of tropical and aquatic animals, enormous herds of cattle, hunters armed with bows boomerangs and even “domestic” scenes of women and children and the circular huts in which they lived…”.
|Man riding a chariot. Pictograph found in Sahara Desert|
In other current arid and semi-arid regions (areas not populated by humans) there are thousands of aquatic animal fossils.
Where did the water come from?- computer models simulations show that atmospheric patterns were significantly different during the Ice Age. Storm tracks, heavy precipitation belts, monsoons, and other climatic features would be unique to this era. Two things we do know about Ice Age climate; warm oceanic waters caused greater evaporation and thus greater precipitation globally. Secondly, the weather patterns would be vastly different from what they are today. This combination is enough to sustain a high precipitation pattern in what is now our desert regions.
|Catfish pictograph found in Sahara desert|
What about the great lakes found around the world? Would this precipitation be enough to create such huge lakes? Probably not. But the great Noachian flood would. Much if not all of the lakes would have been filled from flood waters draining off the continents when the land rose.
How long?- most creation scientist agree that deglaciation lasted 100 to 200 years.
Causes-It would have been during deglaciation when the precipitation patterns changed once again. The cooling of oceans allowed massive formations of sea ice which in turn would bring about colder winters and less evaporation. That in turn, would account for a drier atmosphere and stronger north/south (or south/north in the southern hemisphere) temperature differences. Which would, in turn create different wind patterns both in strength and in directions/locations and massive ice melts.
Results-We know a great drought throughout the world occurred, for there are presently large desert regions globally. And there was a mass extinction of the mega fauna.
Again, scripture matches the physical evidence. There are a number of places scripture refers to the Ic Age: Job:29-30, Job 24:19 and others.
God’s word is the foundation- accurate in all ways. The Ice Age era was a changing world, but with an unchanging God. So if we can trust Him with the past, we can trust Him with the future!
Until next time, God bless and take care,
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/fit/explanations-disharmonious-associations http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/fit/extinction-woolly-mammoth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2IT848_nS8&feature=relmfu