Skip to comments.Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe
Posted on 08/11/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT by yoe
Polar bears drowning in an Alaskan sea because the ice packs are meltingits the iconic image of the global warming debate.
But the validity of the science behind the imagepresented as an ignoble testament to our environment in peril by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truthis now part of a federal investigation that has the environmental community on edge.
Special agents from the Interior Departments inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears, suggesting mistakes were made in the math and as to how the bears actually died, and the department is eyeing another study currently underway on bear populations.
Biologist Charles Monnett, the lead scientist on the paper, was placed on administrative leave July 18. Fellow biologist Jeffrey Gleason, who also contributed to the study, is being questioned, but has not been suspended.
[snip] It galvanized the environmental movement that led to the bears controversial listing in 2008 as threatened, and it is now protected under the Endangered Species Act.
(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...
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A couple of observations:
When Al mentioned pseudo-scientists, one can only presume he meant the polar bear fraudsters.
Also, it is nice to get periodic confirmation of what many of us have thought for some time: Al Gore is as crazy as a s—t house rat.
In the green never-neverland of Algore and the other idiots, top of the food chain predators would never die, but for the greenhouse emissions generated mostly by Republicans. And what is likely the most common cause of death for polar bears? Traffic accidents? Sirosis of the liver? Certainly never starvation, given as to how easy food is to come by for an animal that has to hunt it down and kill it. /sarc
I see a couple of biologists being sacrificed in the place of the very important politician called The Algore!
I say SACRIFICE THEM ALL!
While in the water they paddle with their front feet, and use the hind feet as rudders. They can swim at a speeds of 4-6 mph and paddle non-stop for 100 miles. Have been seen swimming several hundred miles from the nearest ice or land. While swimming, they keep their eyes open, their nostrils shut and their ears flattened to their heads. Polar bears can stay under up to 2 minutes. They are also capable of leaping out of the water 7'-8' feet from a swimming start. They have been seen catching seals that way.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_far_can_Polar_Bears_swim#ixzz1UlFkjvcJ
These things can swim for a hundred miles and have been seen swimming hundreds of miles from shore. How do they drown?
“These things can swim for a hundred miles and have been seen swimming hundreds of miles from shore. How do they drown?”
What do you want to bet the study is debunked, but the regulation based on the debunked study remains?
“Polar bears are efficient swimmers, for such large animals.”
You are right.
One can learn everything they ever wanted to know about
polar bears by just a few simple internet searches,
provided that you do not land on some kooky AGW scare site.
There are official commission or government sites.
For example, their vast swimming distances, and other interesting information about polar bear conservation.
I learned that most all arctic countries have polar bear commissions that establish harvesting rates.
Yes, there is overpopulation of the bears in various areas.
What??! Dick Obama's Interior Department?? Going after the polar bear scammers? Naw. Can't be happening. Next thing we'll hear is that Dick is joining the Tea Party.
My thoughts are the same. I’ll add one more thought. The scientists involved will get transfered & promoted like the crooked lynx hair biologists.
Hope that Penguin can run.....LOL
Forgive me, but they are not scientists - they are religious fanatics.
Well, all I can say is, those 4 polar bears had mothers much like some on our welfare rolls. I guess the guvmunt
needs to set up a “baby swimming” class for baby polar bears so this drownding won’t happen with the next birthing season.
Guvmunt intervention and lazy polar bear mothers.
I’m sure the story was fake but accurate. I can’t imagine that Nobel Prize winning super-genius Al Gore would be wrong after the careful study he put into this issue.
Despite the fact that globull warming is falling apart and is showing that practically all of the data is either lies or manipulated to fit the outcome, Obastard and his EPA are STILL trying to foist Cap and Trade on us by executive fiat.
Obama will have them fired by the weekend.
“How do they drown? “
Giant waves in a very severe storm. Didn’t I just read about a girlie bear swimming over 800 moles? 11 populations out of 13 growing?
As a service organization assisting federal & state public employees, PEER allows public servants to work as "anonymous activists" so that agencies must confront the message, rather than the messenger.
In other words, it is the goal of PEER to subvert federal and state environmental laws by having so-called "public servants" commit anonymous acts of sabotage and interfere with the proper administration of the laws.
Just what we need - organized activists holding positions of public trust and responsibility colluding and intentionally violating that trust in order to advance their ugly leftist agenda. Does anybody dare use the word "conspiracy" to describe that activity?
Please, please, DON'T give dems ideas... God only knows, but they might fall for the swimming class for baby polar bears and we'd be stuck paying for it... Please...
Went in too soon after eating. Cramps, you know.
Is this the third time this has been posted?
No necropsy means no data on cause of death.
Back when Al Gore was starting his co-ed chasing career, I worked with a guy that spent his entire hitch with USCG in the Bering Sea. He recounted seeing polar bears swiming along over 100 miles from land ! He also noted the critters would apparently “rest” by floating.
A polar bear’s hair is both hollow and a “light tube” directing solar energy down to his black skin. Kinda hard to believe something with its own air-filled all over life vest, that can shut its nostrils can “drown”. Or that someone in an aircraft 1000’ above can make a determination of the cause of death, either. >PS
“I guess the guvmunt
needs to set up a baby swimming class for baby polar bears so this drownding wont happen with the next birthing season.”
I see one recorded record for swimming...426 miles !
Actually, I find this quite creepy.
The Democrats face TOTAL Electoral DESTRUCTION should they go ahead with their stupid idea.
Somebody in there has suggested they might well review the Polar Bear Clause now that the Republicans know all about it.
Thanks for all this wonderful info about polar bears. It wouldn’t have taken much for a responsible media to find out the same.
What they are investigating is outright fraud. Read the whole article to see.
What’s creepy IMO is that the regime under Holder’s DO”J” has already said they will take no action. Apparently envirofrauds are Holder’s people too, even if they’re white.
Whole investigation is a waste of money, since Eric Holder has already said there will NOT be any prosecution, no matter what the IG's findings are. Any "admistrative action" will take place out of sight, out of mind...if at all.
That allows the MSM/Left/Greenies to bury it from the general public, and life goes on.