An ice age is a long period of reduction in the temperature of the Earth‘s surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed “glacial periods” (or, alternatively, “glacials” or “glaciations”, or colloquially “ice ages”), and intermittent warm periods are called “interglacials“.
In the terminology of glaciology, ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in both northern and southern hemispheres. By this definition, we are in an interglacial period—the Holocene—of the current ice age.
So I started this post with an excerpt from Wikipedia. Why would I do that? Because most people believe Google and Wikipedia rather than the Bible. According to research found on the internet concerning the Ice Age we are in an “interglacial” period. That means we are at the end of or between ice ages. Further research and observation is the fact that many animal skeletons are being discovered as ice sheets melt. This indicates that these areas were once warm enough for land animals to thrive. The warming periods were not created by man-made pollution.
So if science is fact, the earth is millions of years old and has periods of getting cooler and then warmer. All that without any man-made help!
According to creationist scientists, if the Bible is factual the ice age probably started as a result of the global flood known as the Noahic flood. However, the world will not end because of global warming.
By studying the creation account we can assume a responsibility to reduce pollution, and use the earth for the benefit of humankind, that is if you believe the creation account. Yet the question still remains what can we do as individuals to reduce the amount of waste we generate? More importantly what can Christians do to leave a better world for those yet to be born?
Rev. Burt Schwab