Monday, February 13, 2017

The Reality of Climate Change

White Nile Valley floor 
Credit: Barrows et al/,Geological Society of America

The eastern Sahara Desert was once home to a fresh water lake that was 17374.597 square miles. That lake is shown in the middle panel above. This is in the heart of Biblical Eden. The White Nile is one of the rivers named in Genesis 2.

Abraham's Proto-Saharan ancestors herding cattle in the wetlands of central Africa. The bull became an important religious symbol for them. The Sun resting in the horns of the bull symbolized divine overshadowing. Those who were shown wearing the Y-shaped solar cradle were appointed by the Creator for some purpose. The men were to be rulers and the overshadowed woman was to bring forth Messiah. (See Luke 1:35.)

Hathor, the mother of Horus 
The Horite Hebrew believed that God has a son.

The entire Sahara was once much wetter. The map below shows where the lakes interconnected, making it possible to travel from the Nile to the Atlantic coast of Nigeria.

The black line shows the location of the African Sheer Zone where rifting produces basins of water.

Above are examples of rock paintings (petroglyphs) found in the eastern Sahara. They show boats transporting people and cattle.The rock paintings date to between 4300 and 2900 BC.

Between 12 and 10 thousand years ago, the Nile connected to the western water systems of the Sahara. There were numerous shallow lakes stretching across what is now a desert. Because of this, the same plant and animal species are found at the Nile, Lake Chad, and the Benue Trough.

These giant hand axes were found at the dry basin of 
Lake Makgadikgadi in the Kalahari Desert.

The now dry Botswanan lake basin was once a sea filled with water that ran down from the Angolan Highlands. Some of Africa's earliest human populations lived on the edges of this great lake as evidenced by thousands of man-made stone tools found there. The stone tools date to between 80,000 and 100,000 years.

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