Acclaimed Polar Bear Researcher Has ‘Integrity Issues’; Arctic Scientist Under Investigation

Acclaimed Polar Bear Researcher Has “Integrity Issues”

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Who’d have thunk it? The guy who wrote up the report of dead polar polar bears in the water that was cited extensively by Al Gore and used by enviro wackos everywhere to pressure the planet to panic over global warmingseems to have some integrity issues.

A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.

Charles Monnett, an Anchorage-based scientist with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, or BOEMRE, was told July 18 that he was being put on leave, pending results of an investigation into “integrity issues.”

There was another scientist that accompanied Monnett on the study which was conducted in 2004 named Gleason. While he doesn’t dispute the 4 dead polar bears he does dispute the cause…

Read the rest at JammieWearingFool.

But wait! There’s more!

Oh No! Arctic Scientist Under Investigation


Remember all that nonsense about polar bears disappearing, even though their numbers kept growing? Yeah, about that

…Another scam bites the dust.

In the peer-reviewed article, the researchers said they were reporting, to the best of their knowledge, the first observations of polar bears floating dead offshore and presumed drowned while apparently swimming long distances in open water. Polar bears are considered strong swimmers, they wrote, but long-distance swims may exact a greater metabolic toll than standing or walking on ice in better weather.

They said their observations suggested the bears drowned in rough seas and high winds and “suggest that drowning-related deaths of polar bears may increase in the future if the observed trend of regression of pack ice and/or longer open water periods continues.”

The article and presentations drew national attention and helped make the polar bear something of a poster child for the global warming movement. Al Gore’s mention of the polar bear in his documentary on climate change, “An Inconvenient Truth,” came up during investigators’ questioning of Gleason in January.

These people should be brought up on charges.

The entire article is at JammieWearingFool.

So, Irish documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer was correct when, in 2009, he challenged Al Gore’s assertions that the polar bears were endangered when, in fact, surveys show their numbers are increasing.


Update: NASA Tests Show Warming by Greenhouse Gases a False Crisis

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