It is likely there were no polar ice caps prior to
the global flood, but the earth instead
possessed somewhat globally uniform temperatures. During the flood
of Noah, the quantity of the earth's surface covered in water increased
dramatically. During the flood or as the waters began to evaporate and
recede, vast glaciers developed. The "ice age" probably began at the very
end of the Biblical flood. These frozen volumes of water lowered the ocean
levels relative to today allowing the animals that left Noah's ark to reach areas that are currently
inaccessible by land. The migration of the animals to continents such as
the Americas would not have been possible without the glacial bridge known
as the Bering Strait.
It is obvious there have been severe climatic fluctuations in earth's
history resulting in formation of vast glaciers. The global flood severely
compromised our ecosystem, and transformed the planet into a recovering
wasteland. The geologic ages, and ice
ages that are believed to have occurred over vast periods of time
were actually formed rapidly as a result of the Biblical global flood.
The above animation is used
with permission from the
Illinois State Museum GIS Lab
Articles on the Ice Age and Glaciation
White areas show ice sheets and
other glaciers around the world.
The white spots in the oceans are islands where glaciers are
Reproduced from National Geographic WORLD (February 1977, no.
18, p. 6).
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