Skip to comments.Arctic scientist under investigation (Mr. Polar Bears are Dying!)
Posted on 07/28/2011 6:00:11 AM PDT by Red Badger
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." But he has not yet been informed by the inspector general's office of specific charges or questions related to the scientific integrity of his work, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
On Thursday, Ruch's watchdog group plans to file a complaint with the agency on Monnett's behalf, asserting that Obama administration officials have "actively persecuted" him in violation of policy intended to protect scientists from political interference.
Monnett, who has coordinated much of the agency's research on Arctic wildlife and ecology, has duties that include managing about $50 million worth of studies, according to the complaint, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press.
The complaint seeks Monnett's reinstatement along with a public apology from the agency and inspector general. It also seeks to have the investigation dropped or to have the charges specified and the matter carried out in accordance with policy. The complaint also says that investigators took Monnett's computer hard drive, notebooks and other unspecified items from him, which have not been returned.
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They were just out partying..................
Suckers. Watermelons will fall for anything.
Watermelons don’t “fall” for lies. They CREATE the lies.
It’s the SHEEPLE who “fall” for lies.
And the “media”, of which we have none.
It’s about time they start arresting these frauds try to huck their global warming scam
Bambi’s Admin. is going after this guy? This doesn’t pass the smell test. There has to be more to the story.
Prediction: Lead story on Rush today.
If this was a sane world This would be the lead story all across the nation............
That was my take...
Your interpretation would be more consistent with the fascist behavior of the Obama administration.
And this goes on to establish further that these guys are not just political opponents but rather are demonic bastards who must be utterly destroyed.
It may be so. Here is a synopsis of the Polar Bear Flap from 2006:
Charles Monnett is covered under the AWDA. Seems he’s bi polar bear.
BOEMRE, another government agency that needs to be done away with.
Haven’t Polar Bear populations been steadily increasing since the 1950’s?
More bears = more chance of bears “drowning”...
The more people you have at a swimming pool the more chance someone is going to end up drowning.
FOLLOW THE MONEY!
$$$$$ is being thrown at these researchers and their departments!
As usual the problem with any news distributed by admitted leftists is getting all the facts. Casual readers aka non-scientists are rarely given all the facts to draw their own conclusions from people with agendas i.e. leftists. For obvious reasons leftists are always afraid non-leftists, if given all the facts, will draw conclusions not to the leftists liking. So they omit embarrassing facts and present half stories whenever possible. Again the the half-truth is many times more harmful than an outright lie.
More to the story could well be right. My understanding is that the guy controlled about $50 million in research funding. I wonder if there could be some financial improprieties of some sort?
The Left holds nothing but contempt for people.
Check out the James Hansen interview (he must be the sole giver of information because “contraians” confuse the public) and CEOs should be charged with crimes against humanity.
If you pay to find any evidence of Global Warming, I bet you find it along with a request for more funds to go farther.
Almost looks like the administration is trying to fire the fellow & put their own crony. Its probably an SES position somewhat subject to political machinations.
I suspect the bears drowned because they were out swimming in a storm. Probably happens on occasion, but is rarely observed since helicopter monitoring of whales is not doen very often.
That’s the ticket.
Remember something folks...
James J. Lee, the Discovery Channel Whacko Lib hostage taker, DIED OVER THIS LIE, and threatened to kill people.
This was one of things he demanded the DC cover more of.
This klown should be sitting in a FEDERAL PRISON, not paid Administrative leave.
If there is any justice in this world, someone in our tea party caucus will begin some serious investigations into the global warming fraud and it's perpetrators.
Up here in Washington State a lot of this rubbish is being used to promote a slew of regulatory property takings and constitutional destruction.
A few years back a bunch of liberal environmentalists (aren't most of them always extreme liberals?) formed up a NON-PROFIT group called the Puget Sound Partnership. This thing allegedly needed $250K to fund itself and run it's 'do gooder' projects.
Within a year it had a director who happened to be one of the sons of influential congressman Norm Dicks who's only job in life has been government. He was a beltway insider before pocket calculators were available.
With David Dicks at the helm this "non=profit" agency became a huge lobbying effort that saw it's bank account soar by $5 million, then $15 million, then $25 Million and finally %50 Million dollars in just three short years. David Dicks father Rep Norm Dicks (D) Tacoma was chair of the powerful appropriations committee at the time. But, he says they have never spoken. According to the younger Dicks, the Puget Sound Partnership has no idea why they got all that money.
A year ago it was published that the PSP was being investigated by the State Auditor. But, it has been very quiet since.
On a related note, is Michael Mann still at Penn State, anyone know? Just curious :)
Yes they have been.
And they are moving on land, and occasionally mating with Grizzlies.
Not a nice thing to find out your back door.
I've read studies that say that. However, many miss the more important results:
As polar ice melts, it becomes more difficult for the bears to maneuver and catch and eat their preferred prey: seals. This is bad for polar bears, but good for seals.
More ice=more bears=fewer (baby) seals.
Folks against warming are anti-seal.
It's a fact.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!
Thanks Red Badger.