WAS GREENLAND REALLY GREEN?
The answer is yes according to articles
in BBC News Online and Science vol. 317, p11, 6 July 2007.
A group of Canadian, Australian and European scientists have
analysed DNA from organic fragments found in sediment taken
from ice cores drilled in south central Greenland and on the
summit of the Greenland ice sheet. The DNA was used to identify
what plants and animals lived in Greenland in the past. The
results showed "that the area was populated by diverse
forest made up of alders, spruce, pine and members of the
yew family. Living in the trees and on the forest floor was
a wide variety of insect life, including beetle, flies, spiders,
butterflies and moths." The regions where the cores were
taken from are now covered with about 2km of ice.
COM. A change from a temperate forest alive with butterflies
and beetles to a 2km thick layer of ice is quite a substantial
alteration or climate change. The discovery fits with other
evidence that today's polar regions once had a much milder
climate, e.g. dinosaur fossils, coal and red soil in Antarctica.
It also fits with the oral history of the Vikings who explored
the North Atlantic and reported they settled in Greenland
because it was green. Most of all, it fits with Biblical history,
which tells us the world started out "very good"
but suffered a significant catastrophe when God sent the world
wide flood in Noah's time. At the end of the flood, God told
Noah hot and cold, summer and winter, seedtime and harvest
would continue to the end of the world. No one extreme on
the climate scale would be permanent for any location on earth.
God's word will prove always to be more reliable than today's
global warming gurus. (Ref. ecology, weather, trees)