There is a common view among Creationist climatologists and physicists that there was one Ice Age post Noah Flood in contrast to the many Ice ages proposed in secular literature A brief overview is as follows: During the late period of the Flood there was much breaking apart of the one land mass into continents, involving subduction of the earth's surface and subsequent newly formed seafloors which heated the water. As well, there was great volcanic activity at these areas of subduction. The developing oceans were "hot" and water evaporated off from them, but due to increased cloud cover from the volcanic ash the water re-precipitated over the cooler land surfaces as snow-massive amounts of it. This great snowfall consolidated and became ice sheets. Some have felt that the Ice Age lasted about 500 years-and the earth's land surface began to warm up.
"Subduction zone volcanoes continued to erupt for centuries after the Flood, gradually decreasing in number and intensity. They ejected aerosols (tiny particles and droplets) into the atmosphere that reflected significant amounts of sunlight, resulting in cooler summers that prevented winter snow and ice from melting. As the snow and ice accumulated year after year, thick ice sheets formed." Dr Michael Oard a climatologist was one who proposed this scenario. (It is updated by Dr Jake Hebert, a physicist in ICR Acts and Facts vol. 47 #11 Nov. 2018.) An online version of this concept contrasting it with the secular multi-ice ages view is online by CMI-see link below. There is also a web page, under the Issues in Creation and Evolution sub-section Geology, on my website (here) that has other links.
The General Sherman was named after the American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1879 by naturalist James Wolverton, who had served as a lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman. In 1931, following comparisons with the nearby General Grant tree, General Sherman was identified as the largest tree in the world. One result of this process was that wood volume became widely accepted as the standard for establishing and comparing the size of different trees.
In January 2006 the largest branch on the tree (seen most commonly, in older photos, as an "L" or golf-club shape, protruding from about a quarter of the way down the trunk) broke off. There were no witnesses to the incident, and the branch — larger than most tree trunks; diameter over 2 m (6.6 ft) and length over 30 m (98 ft) — smashed part of the perimeter fence and cratered the pavement of the surrounding walkway. The breakage is not believed to be indicative of any abnormalities in the tree's health, and may even be a natural defense mechanism against adverse weather conditions
Height 279 ft
Diameter at base 36.5 ft
Mass 2,105 short tons
Age of General Sherman assumed to be 2000 yrs per some sources; oldest Sequoia tree 3200 yr by tree ring dating. Sequoia trees could be evidence of growth post Noah Flood especially with it resistance to disease. Yet, there are problems with the assumption of one growth ring per year (not discussed here-see article on bristle cone pines https://creation.com/evidence-for-multiple-ring-growth-per-year-in-Bristlecone-pines.)
The Worldwide Distribution of land and water life forms fossilized in various strata argues strongly for one land mass that was then overwhelmed by a flood watery/mud mass with rapid sequential deposition and laying out. Then there was a massive breaking apart of continental sized areas that had mostly water rapidly flowing off and eroding this modified land mass. Mountain lifting occurred during this time as well. Then the land dried. This is a reasonable scenario-and can be consistent with the worldwide Flood of Noah. (The documentation for this view is throughout this website and the many links to other sites.)
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
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