ERRONEOUS HYPOTHESIS OF ONE SAME
GLOBAL CLIMATE YEAR ROUND.
Some individuals have a hypothesis that before The Great Flood the climate was the same all year round throughout the Earth. They base their erroneous hypothesis of one same global climate on another hypothesis: The idea that before the Great Flood a misty blanket of water covered the planet. They says this so called misty blanket created a green house effect which distributed heat evenly throughout the Earth. What they never told me is on what they base this hypothesis of a thick blanket of clouds covering the Earth.
First of all, we have to realize that there was no such blanket of clouds, because the sun, moon and the stars were seen. In Gn 1:14 says that these heavenly hosts will serve to divide the day from the night, for seasons, for days and for years. Secondly, in Gn 1:16 states that the greater light would rule the day and the lesser light would rule the night. From this we can deduce that the moon could be clearly seen at night, something that doesn't occur on a semi cloudy night. How then "ruled the night" if a cloudy blanket much thicker than what exist today covered the Earth, hiding the moon? Besides, according to vers 14, these heavenly bodies were going to be used as signs. How could they be signs if they couldnt be seen because of the clouds? For example, months were known by the phases of the moon.
The seasons of the year would not be mentioned in Gn 1:14, if there were no seasons before the Great Flood. Therefore, if there were seasons (summer, winter, etc.,) there was no "one same global climate" all year long.
"While the Earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." ( Gn 8:22 )
"14 And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth" ( Gn 1:14-17 )
Whoever has been in a farm, far away from any city, or in a desert on a clear cloudless night, with no moon shining, knows the great amount of light that the stars give over the face of the Earth. They give so much light that it allows us, in the middle of the night, to walk around and see ourselves. On a cloudy night however, it's very different. Even if the moon was out we would not be able to see our own hands, because the moon light could not shine through the thick clouds. Knowing this, therefore, when we read verse 17, where it says that God put the stars in heaven " to give light upon the Earth ", we can conclude that before the Great Flood there was no such blanket of clouds as some claim, because the stars shined over the face of the earth.
In Gn 8:22, it clearly states that immediately after the Great Flood God says: "While the Earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease". When it says While seedtime and harvest, day and night will continue, implies that before the Great Flood the seedtime and harvest, day and night did exist. Therefore, in the same manner, the cold and the heat, summer and winter did exist before the Great Flood.
In this Devine affirmation it states "While ", because before that time these things existed. If they would not have existed prior to the Great Flood, it would not say "While " rather it would say "From now on ".
In the same manner when it says " shall not cease", implies that it was already in existence and would not cease. Therefore it is logical to believe that before the Great Flood, winter and summer, cold and heat did exist. This affirmation clearly destroys the hypothesis of one same global climate and the so called blanket of clouds.