It's very easy to think dinosaurs lived only in swamps and in sub-tropical climates as shown in so many illustrations found in popular dinosaur books, posters, and films. But in recent years, since the mid-1980s', scientists have been making astonishing discoveries of fossil remains of dinosaurs living in areas such as Alaska, Australia, and Antarctica where the environment there is anything but sub-tropical and swamp-like. Some dinosaurs did lived in swamps and sub-tropical areas, but others lived in mountainous, forested, desert, Savannah, and arctic areas. Just like animals of today, dinosaurs lived all over the world on every continent and in every environment they adapt themselves in.
Oard, on the other hand, just couldn't comprehend the concept of dinosaurs living in the arctic so he uses his delusional imagination and pretend these dinosaurs along with other organisms found in the arctic were transported into those areas by the Flood, never mind the complete absence of their fossils found anywhere else in the world. In his article from CMI entitled, Polar dinosaur (sic) conundrum, after he gives out a review of dinosaur fossils being found in arctic places, he asks, "How could dinosaurs live at polar latitudes?" Answer: They adapt to it. Dinosaurs living in polar regions is able to adapt to those regions and survive so well. Back then it was a lot warmer than it is now. But that doesn't mean dinosaurs living in the region never experienced cold weather. Dinosaurs like Leallynasaura have huge large eyes that enables them to see well at night. Where it lives, the sun never shines during the cold, dark winter season and the only lights Leallynasaura saw is the aurora that lights the night sky.
After going through references on how scientists are explaining how dinosaurs are able to survive the cold regions based on fossil evidence, Oard in the Popular extinction hypotheses questioned section claims that all this is going up against the old theory that claims dinosaurs died out due to the climate becoming too cold for the dinosaurs to live in whether it's from a slow cooling or from volcanic and meteorite debris blocking the sun. Actually the meteorite, upon impact, created a massive firestorm that incinerate much of the earth, wiping out 70% of all organisms, including all non-avian dinosaurs.
Then Oard gives a lowdown on how scientists are discovering that the polar areas, where so many fossils of plants, dinosaurs, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians have been found, was much warmer than what it is now.
The first example comes from the region of Southern Australia where "cold-blooded tetrapods, such as crocodiles, turtles, and some amphibians, have been found in southeast Australia with the dinosaurs." Actually crocodiles in the region are about a meter long and lived way far north where it was much warmer. Crocodiles cannot live in cold climatic areas so labyrinthodonts, large amphibians such as Koolasuchus that lived a lifestyle similar to crocodiles, took their places and patrol the chilly waters for potential prey. When the cold season comes, the labyrinthodonts would go seek shelter and hibernate throughout the dark winter months.
The next example is the discovery of Champsosaurs, primitive crocodiles that lived during the Cretaceous period and a major discovery of an early Cenozoic mummified forest where 45 million year ago in the Eocene epoch, global warming was real. It was a highly warm time where even the poles were a lot like Hawaii where everything's tropical and warm all year long with no sign of snow anywhere. Yet, the early mammals including primates were able to adapt to this year-round warm climate. Both fossil sites each coming two separate periods of time are found on Axel Heiberg Island where the climate today is much colder than what it was back then.
The third example is the discovery of the Arctic Ocean being warmer in the Cretaceous Period than what it is now and the discovery of tropical breadfruit dated 90 million years ago found in what is now Greenland. It is believed that part of the reason why it was warmer back in the Cretaceous Period than it is now is said to be the result of volcanoes spewing out heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing the tempts to rise and provide homes for cold-blooded animals that would otherwise live only in warm places such as areas near the equator.
Now the last part of the article is when Oard display his utmost folly and states out of ignorance that there's no way can these plants and animals live in cold climates and concludes the article with this idiocy,
"All these warmth-loving organisms, including the polar dinosaurs, were more likely transported to polar latitudes during the Flood"
Without any shred of evidence, Oard just concludes that the plants and animals were just transported by the Flood waters to the arctic areas they are found in, never mind the stumps complete with roots that stayed put for the past 45 million years, never mind the animals' ability to adapt to the surroundings where there's prolonged days of warmth and light that causes plants to grow abundantly and cold, prolonged nights where the plants just lay dormant and the animals either migrate to warmer areas, hibernate in shelters, or just stayed put and active to toughen it out by developing large eyes to see in the dark and insulation in the form of either hair or feathers that kept their body temperature at a stable range, never mind their fossils being found exclusively in the arctic areas and none elsewhere, never mind the continental drift and the ocean currents being different back then than it is now, and never mind the real reason why the forest is well preserved for 45 million years without being rapidly and violently buried by the Fictional Flood of 4,500 years ago. If Oard thinks they where all transported to their respective places by the Flood, then where did they come from? And why are they not found in anywhere else in the world? If Oard can't honestly answer such 2 questions, then it's official: Oard is making it all up.