Professional, peer-reviewed papers in environmental science from the perspective of the recent Creation and the global Flood within a biblical framework.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 4: Heat Deposited by Magmatic Activity
In Part 4 of this series key sources of Flood heat are identified. The primary concern is with the heat deposited as a result of Flood and post-Flood magmatic activity.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 3: Vapour Canopy Models
The biblical and scientific arguments for a pre-Flood vapour canopy do not support the theory.
Living Evidence of a Global Catastrophe: How Microbial Biogeography Supports Noah’s Flood
The biblical account of Noah’s Flood provides an update to modern microbial biogeography and modern creation apologetics.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 1: Introduction and Thermal Boundary Conditions
The Genesis Flood produced drastic geological changes involving extremely energetic processes which also generated an enormous heat load.
Revisiting an Iconic Argument for Milankovitch Climate Forcing: Should the “Pacemaker of the Ice Ages” Paper Be Retracted? Part 3
Despite its popularity, the Milankovitch hypothesis has many problems that are acknowledged even by secular scientists (Cronin 2010, 130–139).
Revisiting an Iconic Argument for Milankovitch Climate Forcing: Should the “Pacemaker of the Ice Ages” Paper Be Retracted? Part 2
Part I of this series presented a number of serious problems with the Pacemaker paper. It is necessary to also understand the Blackman-Tukey (B-T) method.
Revisiting an Iconic Argument for Milankovitch Climate Forcing: Should the “Pacemaker of the Ice Ages” Paper Be Retracted? Part 1
This paper, the first in a series, demonstrates that much of the Hays et al. paper, as originally presented, is invalid.
Can One Astronomically Date the Flood within the Hydroplate Model?
Dr. Danny Faulkner analyzes Dr. Walt Brown’s determination of the date of the Flood within his hydroplate model using the orbits of two comets.
Numerical Simulations of Three Nor’easters with a Warm Atlantic Ocean
Analyses and numerical simulations were conducted on three recent nor’easters which formed on the East Coast of the United States to explore the effects of warmer-than-normal sea-surface temperatures.
Numerical Simulations of Hypercanes Charley and Fay in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico over a Warm Ocean
Two tropical cyclones were simulated with the NCAR WRF model to determine if warm sea-surface temperatures would cause them to intensify into hypercanes and follow similar storm tracks as the origin
A Well-Watered Land: Numerical Simulations of a Hypercyclone in the Middle East
A hypercyclone was simulated over the Arabian Sea to test enhanced precipitation over the Middle East and explain evidence for greater vegetation in the past.
Numerical Simulation of Precipitation in Yellowstone National Park with a Warm Ocean: Continuous Zonal Flow, Gulf of Alaska Low, and Plunging Western Low Case Studies
Based on the likely four-fold increase in precipitation rate and doubling of the frequency of storms following the Genesis Flood, glaciers over a kilometer thick would have developed in a few hundred
Numerical Simulation of Precipitation in Yosemite National Park with a Warm Ocean: Deep Upper Low and Rex Blocking Pattern Case Studies
Precipitation from two cold, winter orographic storms in Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada was simulated with the NCAR mesoscale weather model called WRF.
Geomorphology of Uluṟu, Australia
A Australian inselberg, Uluṟu, is an interesting geological feature in that its geomorphology is still a matter of controversy among conventional geologists.
A Proposed Bible-Science Perspective on Global Warming
Media coverage of global warming has been increasing for over twenty years. Oddly, the church has had little to say on the issue and has made scant use of Scripture to evaluate the alleged problem.
Numerical Simulation of Precipitation in Yosemite National Park with a Warm Ocean: A Pineapple Express Case Study
Based on the likely increase in precipitation rate and frequency of storms following the Genesis Flood, glaciers thousands of feet thick would have developed in a few hundred years.
The Origin of Oil—A Creationist Answer
The dominant view of the origin of oil amongst western oil companies until 1969 was that it was due to the decay of living matter. Now other views are making themselves heard.
Green River Formation Very Likely Did Not Form in a Postdiluvial Lake
The uniformitarians believe that the couplets in the Green River Formation are varves, but evidence militates against this interpretation
Environmental Science in Answers Research Journal
According to secularists, we are in grave peril. A few years ago, one popular individual claimed that we had 12 years to save the planet from ourselves. Similar claims have been made going back to the 1960s and 70s. In such an emotionally charged environment laden with obfuscation, how should Christians view the environment and the science surrounding it?
The goal of the Answers Research Journal (ARJ) is to research aspects of creation while recognizing the authority of Scripture from the very first verse. The professional, peer-reviewed papers published herein make a strong case for the historicity of Genesis and the accuracy of Scripture. Papers in this category discuss the environment, climate change, ecology, and conservation.
The environment is not directly discussed often in Scripture. There are scattered references to weather and weather events like droughts, but other than the worldwide flood discussed in Genesis, environmental events are not often mentioned. However, we are promised that seasons will always be with us (Genesis 8:22), so the doomsaying ignores God’s inerrant Word.
In seeking to understand the world and environment from a biblical perspective, ARJ will discuss both biblical and non-biblical lines of evidence in dealing with environmental concerns. This page will feature all of the environmental science research published in Answers Research Journal.