Biblical explanation carbon dating
Then Joseph has a dream warning him of impending famine. A famine hits the ENTIRE ancient world, that lasts for SEVEN years (and Egypt survives, as does likely the entire human race due to Prince Joseph's foresight).
So for seven years, he stockpiles every spare bit of grain and food available in Egypt. The description of this famine fits modern scenarios and projections of a nuclear winter following a global, all out nuclear war, a winter that is projected by modern meteorologists and war planners to last between 5 and 10 years... Twice towards the end of the chapter, it mentions the severity of the famine in relation to the entire world, and in looking at the original Hebrew text, it does indeed refer to the inhabitants of the entire earth, not just the Middle East.
Birds, especially those in the southern continents, survived this event and then migrated to other parts of the world while diversifying during periods of global cooling.
Many of these early "stem-birds", such as Archaeopteryx, were not yet capable of fully powered flight, and many retained primitive characteristics like toothy jaws in place of beaks, and long bony tails.
Birds live worldwide and range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) bee hummingbird to the 2.75 m (9 ft) ostrich.
The paper found that 92% of these stations are positioned in sites that can cause errors of 1.8ºF (1ºC) or more.  For example, some stations are located over asphalt (making them hotter at certain times), and others are located in partial shade (making them cooler at certain times).