After the Pole Shift the Earth begins rotating again, with its new poles in the same relative position to the Solar System as today. In other words, whatever part of the Earth is North, magnetically, after the shift, will become the new North Pole. The Pole Shift, with consequent realignment of the poles, will place the new equator over formerly frozen lands. Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and Europe will be affected by the new equator. This will not mean that these areas will be lush, right away. The temperate zones, not all that lush to begin with, will find themselves after the cataclysms in a warm state, but with little vegetation. Past cataclysms have regularly rearranged the Earth's geography and climate zones, as the Earth attests. The continents, once one large land mass, were torn apart, temperate or tropical areas suddenly freezing up and covering over with ice and snow that never melts, and frozen wastelands gradually melting and warming to sustain life once again. Mountains in mountain building areas were pushed higher and subducting plates were suddenly slid under the overplate.
Fossil tusks of the mammoth - an extinct elephant - were found in northern Siberia and brought southward to markets at a very early time. Northern Siberia provided more than half the world's supply of ivory, many piano keys and many billiard balls being made from the fossil tusks of mammoths.
In 1797 the body of a mammoth, with flesh, skin, and hair, was found in northeastern Siberia. The flesh had the appearance of freshly frozen beef; it was edible, and wolves and sled dogs fed on it without harm. The ground must have been frozen ever since the day of their entombment; had it not been frozen, the bodies of the mammoths would have putrefied in a single summer, but they remained unspoiled for some thousands of years. In some mammoths, when discovered, even the eyeballs were still preserved.
(All) this shows that the cold became suddenly extreme .. and knew no relenting afterward. In the stomachs and between the teeth of the mammoths were found plants and grasses that do not grow now in northern Siberia .. (but are) .. now found in southern Siberia. Microscopic examination of the skin showed red blood corpuscles, which was proof not only of a sudden death, but that the death was due to suffocation either by gases or water.
As we have stated, the Atlantic will widen and the Pacific will shorten. Where the Pacific effect will cause sudden and violent subduction of several plates, which are already subducting, in the Atlantic the effect will be the opposite. A gulf will appear, with plates torn apart and the softer magma under the plates exposed to the cold Atlantic water. Where this will harden the magma, and establish new plate surface, there will be less support for the abridging plates, those that attach however remotely to the shorelines of the Americas, Europe, and Africa. These non-supported plates will sink, somewhat, bringing their formerly above-water land masses down under the water in many places. As an instance, Europe and in particular the western islands of Britain and Ireland will find itself more affected than some other parts of the globe.
Bones of whale have been found 440 feet above sea level, north of Lake Ontario; a skeleton of another whale was discovered in Vermont, more than 500 feet above sea level; and still another in the Montreal-Quebec area, about 600 feet above sea level. Although the Humphrey whale and beluga occasionally enter the mouth of the St. Lawrence, they do not climb hills.
To account for the presence of whales in the hills of Vermont and Montreal, at elevations of 500 and 600 feet, requires the lowering of the land to that extent. The accepted theory is that the land in the region of Montreal and Vermont was depressed more than 600 feet by the weight of ice and kept in this position for a while after the ice melted. Another solution would be for an ocean tide, carrying the whales, to have trespassed upon the land.
But along the coast of Nova Scotia and New England stumps of trees stand in water, telling of once forested country that (has since become) submerged. And opposite the mouths of the St. Lawrence and the Hudson rivers are deep (land) canyons stretching for hundreds of miles into the ocean. These indicate that the land (has become) sea, being depressed in post-glacial times. Then did both processes go on simultaneously, in neighboring areas, here up, there down?
Regarding saving DNA from animal species, so that these species will continue after the cataclysms. This is not a human endeavor we would recommend. In the first place, humans are not adept at regenerating a creature from DNA, nor would you be able to store this DNA effectively, given the nature of the cataclysms. The DNA would be spoiled due to neglect, as humans would have so many greater concerns during the Aftertime. In the second place, animals in one form or another have survived repeated cataclysms. Natural evolution takes place, in any case, and the cataclysms only trip the balance this way or that. Without the cataclysms your Earth's animal species would be different, a different mix, and with some species now long extinct still present. But because these extinct species had survived, others would not have thrived, due to competition. Therefore, beyond protecting nature preserves, do not concern yourself over animal survival. Nature looks after her own.
Fissures in the rocks .. all over western Europe, are choked with bones of animals, some of extinct races, others, though of the same age, of races still surviving. The bones .. are mostly broken and splintered into innumerable sharp fragments and are evidently not those of animals devoured by beasts of prey. The Rock of Gibraltar is intersected by numerous crevices filled with bones. The bones are broken and splintered. The remains of panther, lynx, caffir-cat, hyena, wolf, bear, rhinoceros, horse, wild boar, red deer, fallow deer, ibex, ox, hare, rabbit, have been found in these ossiferous fissures. On Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily the broken bones of animals choke the fissures in the rocks.
The state of preservation of the bones indicates that the animals, all of them, perished in the same period of time. No hardened animal feces were found, indicating that the dead beasts had not lived in these hollows or fissures. No teeth marks of hyena or of any other animal are found in the osseous mass. The bones are those of animals of all ages down to the fetus, nor do they show traces of weathering or exposure.
The extremely fresh condition of the bones, proved by the retention of so large a proportion of animal matter, shows that the event was, geologically, comparatively recent. The fact that animals of all ages were involved in the catastrophe shows it to have been sudden.
Our planet rotates from west to east. Has it always done so? There is testimony from all parts of the world that the side which is now turned toward the evening once faced the morning. The Egyptians pride themselves on being the most ancient people in the world. In their authentic annals .. one may read that .. the course of the stars has changed direction .. and that the sun has set in that part of the sky where it rises today. In the Papyrus Ipuwer it is similarly stated that "the land turns round as does a potter's wheel" and "the Earth turns over".
Plato wrote in his dialogue: "At certain periods the universe has its present circular motion, and at other periods it revolves in the reverse direction." Plato wrote in Politicus: "There is at that time great destruction of animals in general, and only a small part of the human race survives". The Chinese say that it is only since a new order of things has come about that the stars move from east to west. The signs of the Chinese zodiac have the strange peculiarity of proceeding in a retrograde direction, that is, against the course of the sun. The Eskimos of Greenland told missionaries that in an ancient time the earth turned over.
It is possible to detect in the geological records of the earth the orientation of the terrestrial magnetic field in past ages. When lava cools and freezes following a volcanic outburst, it takes up a permanent magnetization dependent upon the orientation of the Earth's magnetic field at the time. The reversed polarity of lava indicates that in recent geological times the magnetic poles of the globe were reversed.