It is a rather common view that there was an
Ice Age in the Earth's past. It has also been said that animals and people
lived in the frigid temperatures of this winter that prevailed on Earth. It has
also been said that the northernmost and southernmost areas were even colder
than nowadays and that there was a thick sheet of ice on their surface.
But is this consistent with all
the facts? If we look at this in the light of the next points, they show the
opposite. They show that the Earth experienced a warmer, not a colder climate.
This is deduced from the next observations:
- Palm and fruit trees have been found in Antarctica,
and Siberia, and these simply could not survive there
under the current conditions. Fossils of tropical plants and ferns have also
been found in the Antarctic.
- Coal and lignite deposits, that are
found in Canada,
the Spitzbergen island area, Greenland, and other cold
areas are a sign of previously luxuriant vegetation.
- Corals have been found in the Norwegian
Sea, the Spitzbergen island area, and polar regions; these only
live in warm seas.
- Mollusks and corals, typical species
of the Mediterranean, have been found in the North
-Millions of fossils of animals
including crocodiles, lions, antelopes, camels, sheep, cows, rhinoceroses,
horses, mastodons, musk oxen, and numerous mammoths have been found in the
arctic areas of Siberia and Alaska.
These large animals would not have found food and water if the climate had
- Extremely well preserved fossils of
dinosaurs have been found in Alaska,
200 km (124 miles) north of the Arctic Circle. These
have also been found in Greenland and Antarctica.
For these cold-blooded animals to have survived, the climate must have been
warm, not cold.
THE TIME of THE climate change
Since we can conclude from plant and animal
fossils that the climate was once warm in arctic areas, the next question is
how long ago did this warm period happen? And generally speaking, it is said
that this warmer period occurred hundreds of thousands, or millions of years
However, there are some
indications that this warm environment existed on earth only some thousands of
years ago. The following points support this:
Sediment examples from the bottom of the
After studying sediment from the bottom of the Ross Sea in the Antarctic, it
was noted that the cold phase or the "Ice Age" started in this area
only about 6,000 years ago, which is much less than those hundreds of thousands
years that were previously supposed. Keijo Parkkunen explained a newspaper
article in his book (Sadan vuoden harha-askel, p. 24, 25):
Hapgood, a professor of history and anthropology, provides interesting
information about the Antarctic in his article Changing Earth's Crust in
the Sunday Evening post 10 January 1959.
"With the help of radiocarbon dating, the scientists rechecked the end of
the last Ice Age, which proved to have been only 10,000 years ago instead of
the 30,000 years suggested earlier.
This observation gave reason to doubt the basic principles of the system the
geologist Charles Lyell, who lived in the 1800s, created. He presumed that
geological events such as water and snowfalls, erosion and the stratification
of sediments, had in the past progressed at their current speed. (…) During the
late Ice Age these geological events would have greatly quickened their speed.
There must have then been some factor in effect that does not exist now. Another
new method of dating the age, which we call the ion method, has also greatly
shocked people when it has been used to determine ages from the sediment
findings from the bottom of the Ross Sea: it has appeared that during the last million
years, the Antarctic has melted several times (...) After dating these
drillings from the sediment, it was observed that the latest Ice Age in the
Sea began 6,000 years ago."
The observation that the Ice Age of the Antarctic only began 6000 years ago is
a real bomb. Finally, a researcher approached the facts directly. This
statement has such an understanding of the facts that it is simply shocking.
There was no ice in the Antarctic before 6,000 years ago. Fruit and palm trees
have been found there, also in Greenland and Siberia.
It is also suspected that there is oil and coal in the Antarctic.
Ancient maps. It
can also be concluded from ancient maps that cold climate conditions have not
prevailed for a very long time. We can see this from two maps from the
1500s which were prepared by Piri Reis and Oranteus Finaeus and which are both
copies of some earlier maps – maybe dating to the classical period.
Both of these maps present the
continents with their borders and are quite consistent with the modern ones
especially in the north-south direction, even though the east-west direction is
not so accurate. However, what is special with these old maps is that both of
them show the coastline of the Antarctic as unfrozen, even though it now is
almost completely covered with ice. This indicates that there has been a time
in the immediate past when there was no ice.
In addition, seismic
measurements taken in the coastlines of the Antarctic and Greenland
have been quite consistent with these maps. Both maps are consistent with the
landforms that have been found under the current ice field. The conclusion is
that the current ice field areas cannot be very old; they must have been formed
during the last few millennia. These maps are one piece of evidence supporting
Practical observations. We can also see in practice that the current climate in the arctic
areas is not necessarily from ancient times. Airplanes that were left in Greenland
during the Second World War have been covered with ice to a depth of 40 to 100
meters (43 to107 yards) in less than 60 years. This means almost 1 to 2
meters (1 to 2 yards) per year. Also, a 17-meter antenna in the Antarctic has
been covered with ice over a period of 30 years, which is quite fast.
As far as the current levels of
rainfall are concerned, they are enough to explain the formation of an ice
field in quite a short time. Greenland gets around 400
mm (15.7 inch) of rainfall a year, which will be even more when it turns into
snow, even if part of it were to melt. The current rainfall is enough to
create an ice field in a very short time, not over the course of hundreds of
thousands of years.
American Fighters Defrosted in
Aviator-journalist Dieter Herrmann
of Berlin is planning to thaw five rare P-38 Lightning fighter planes from the
depths of the eternal ice cover over Greenland. If
everything goes as Mr. Herrmann plans, these historical war fighters will be
lifted up next summer by an international expedition consisting of more than
The American fighters desired by the expedition have been buried in
eastern Greenland near Tasiilaq since 1942. Nowadays,
these planes that were lost by the Allied forces during the war are covered by
almost one hundred meters of eternal snow and ice.
(…) In practice, the expedition will be able to reach the American
planes inside the glacier by thawing a 100-meter vertical shaft in the snow and
(…) The Americans already used the thawing method to lift one fighter up
in 1992. At that time, the plane was under an ice layer 80 meters thick. Now
the P-38 in question has been restored and is used in aviation shows all around
the world under the name Glacier Girl. (Newspaper Etelä-Suomen Sanomat,
14 January 2007)
AN Ice Age or THE flood?
It has been thought that ice ages have been a
part of the Earth's history.
However, there is also another alternative, which can explain the signs
of an “ice age.” This is the Flood. Below, we will compare the facts we possess
about the Flood to the theories considered so far:
- There is not a single good theory
that explains the beginning of the Ice Ages. The
theories of continental movement, radiation reduction and others are weak or
lack practical evidence.
- Stories about the flood. One piece of evidence
supporting the Flood is ancient records from all around the world that also
include descriptions of the Fall of Man and the Confusion of Languages in
On the other hand, there are no ancient records of an ice age or humans
descending from apes.
- Warm climate. Clear
signs of a warm climate can be found at the time when the Ice Age and cold
climate were supposed to have prevailed in the Northern Hemisphere. This
clearly indicates that perhaps there has not been any ice age at all.
- Buried large animals, such as mammoths. This is difficult to explain in any other way than them being buried
under mud and sludge during the Flood. At least five million of these animals
are buried in the ground, which shows the full extent of the catastrophe.
If we assume that the Ice Age or
some other phenomenon was the reason for the devastation of these animals, it
would not explain how they could have been buried inside icy ground during the
Ice Age. That cannot be possible.
The formation of potholes (also ridges) has often been attributed to the
melting glacial waters during the Ice Age. However, it is more probable that
these peculiarities of nature are connected with the Flood. The water masses
during the flood would have moved more powerfully than the quiet purling waters
of the Ice Age.
As the speed of flowing water
increases, the ability of water to transport things also increases. For
example, the flood in Johnstown in
May 1889 is said to have been so powerful that the current moved twenty iron
railway engines for almost 1 km (0.6 miles) and one of them was buried so deep
that it could not be found. (p. 182, Kaikkeuden sanoma by Wiljam Aittala)
- Ancient shorelines have been used as a sign
that the water level rose as ice melted, thereby covering dry areas. There are
several signs of ancient shore lines in Finland.
The so-called Ancylus Lake,
and the Baltic Ice
Lake supposedly covered Finland
and its neighbors after the Ice Age.
However, it is more probable
that these ancient shorelines are the result of the Flood. Researchers are
right that water did cover these areas, but it was an effect of the Flood, not
of the melting of ice lakes. This is also supported by the fact that these
ancient shores and marine animal fossils are found on all the highest mountains
and dry areas around the world. The Ice Age could not have done this.
- The rising of the ground has also been used as one piece of evidence proving the Ice Age, as was
mentioned above. The same theory has also been used to try and prove the formation
of mountains from former sea beds, because fossils of marine animals have been
found on slopes of mountains.
As we stated, however, the
rising of ground cannot be used as evidence of the Ice Age because it is
not consistent around the world.
It is difficult to believe that
all the mountains were at one time ancient sea beds which later rose. This
would mean that all the highest mountains rose, because fossils of marine
animals can be found on all of them – the Himalayas, Andes,
Alps, and so on. That all of them rose from the sea is
quite an unbelievable thought. A better explanation is that the Flood described
in the Bible did in fact occur.
It is possible, and it is true:
If the amount of water on Earth suddenly increased, movement of the Earth's
crust and increased volcanic activity could have resulted. Great rift valleys
such as the Mariana Trench, which is about 11 km (6.8 mi) deep, and extensive
mountain ranges could have been created. It is difficult to explain the
formation of these geological features by any commonly held human theory. Their
formation can, however, have resulted from unimaginable amounts of water
pouring down from the sky.