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Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe
Human Events ^ | August 11, 2011 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 08/11/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT by yoe

Polar bears drowning in an Alaskan sea because the ice packs are melting—it’s the iconic image of the global warming debate.

But the validity of the science behind the image—presented as an ignoble testament to our environment in peril by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truth—is now part of a federal investigation that has the environmental community on edge.

Special agents from the Interior Department’s 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 bear’s 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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KEYWORDS: agw; algore; corruption; cultureofcorruption; demlies; democrats; envirofascism; enviroscams; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; inconvenientlie; junkscience; liberalfascism; liberals; northpole; polarbearmyth; polarbears; polarbearscam; polarice; progressives; seaice; thegreenlie; wildlife
Wew-boy! (Al Gore Meltdown at the Aspen Institute) Algore coming unhinged is not a pretty picture........
1 posted on 08/11/2011 3:20:25 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe; steelyourfaith

Bump & Ping


2 posted on 08/11/2011 3:26:47 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: yoe

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.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 3:30:26 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: yoe

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


4 posted on 08/11/2011 3:32:49 PM PDT by Spok (A free man wants to be neither slave nor master.)
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To: EdReform
Four bears drowned ~ yet nobody recovered the bodies to determine the cause of death ~ and nobody else saw the bears anyway.

I see a couple of biologists being sacrificed in the place of the very important politician called The Algore!

5 posted on 08/11/2011 3:33:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: EdReform
It just ain't fair.

I say SACRIFICE THEM ALL!

6 posted on 08/11/2011 3:34:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chickadee
Polar bears are efficient swimmers, for such large animals.

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?

7 posted on 08/11/2011 3:35:42 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“These things can swim for a hundred miles and have been seen swimming hundreds of miles from shore. How do they drown?”

Severe storm?


8 posted on 08/11/2011 3:43:01 PM PDT by UnChained (The "stimulus" CAUSED the economy to tank.)
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To: yoe

Pyx, about to wake things up !

9 posted on 08/11/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: yoe

What do you want to bet the study is debunked, but the regulation based on the debunked study remains?


10 posted on 08/11/2011 3:49:56 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“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.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 3:53:39 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: pyx

Sometimes we get, incredibly lucky. ... Sometimes, we don't.

12 posted on 08/11/2011 3:57:12 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: yoe
Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office...

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.

13 posted on 08/11/2011 3:57:24 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: yoe
"Uh-oh Fred. I think they're onto us."


14 posted on 08/11/2011 4:03:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
So that's where cousin Bill ended up ! And they coulda had glider burgers instead.
15 posted on 08/11/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Windflier
So that's where cousin Bill ended up ! And they coulda had glider burgers instead.
16 posted on 08/11/2011 4:14:14 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: patton

My thoughts are the same. I’ll add one more thought. The scientists involved will get transfered & promoted like the crooked lynx hair biologists.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 4:16:55 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: pyx

Hope that Penguin can run.....LOL


18 posted on 08/11/2011 4:22:43 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Cold Heart

Forgive me, but they are not scientists - they are religious fanatics.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 4:23:41 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: yoe

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.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 4:32:14 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: UnChained

Guvmunt intervention and lazy polar bear mothers.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 4:33:51 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: yoe

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.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 4:35:03 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: yoe

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.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 4:44:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: EdReform
Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists

Obama will have them fired by the weekend.

24 posted on 08/11/2011 4:46:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“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?


25 posted on 08/11/2011 4:49:53 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: yoe
Reportedly, Charles Monnett is getting legal representation by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a leftard organization whose stated goal is:

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?

26 posted on 08/11/2011 4:52:18 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: tillacum
I guess the guvmunt needs to set up a “baby swimming” class for baby polar bears so this drowning won’t happen with the next birthing season.

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...

27 posted on 08/11/2011 4:54:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (England.... From Royal fairytale to banana republic in one summer. - - Allister Heath)
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To: EdReform; 4horses+amule; Carlucci; Little Bill; Desdemona; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; ...
Thanx for the ping EdReform !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

28 posted on 08/11/2011 5:00:59 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Went in too soon after eating. Cramps, you know.


29 posted on 08/11/2011 5:19:25 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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30 posted on 08/11/2011 6:00:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is this the third time this has been posted?


31 posted on 08/11/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT by dila813
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To: muawiyah

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


32 posted on 08/11/2011 6:17:21 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: tillacum

“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.”
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I see one recorded record for swimming...426 miles !


33 posted on 08/11/2011 6:31:18 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: yoe

34 posted on 08/11/2011 6:43:50 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: yoe
Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears,

Actually, I find this quite creepy.

35 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:53 PM PDT by Paradox (Obnoxious, Bumbling, Absurd, Maladroit, Assinine)
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To: Paradox
You have the entire Obama regime and all his running dog lackeys still planning on totally destroying our economy by stopping the use of coal ~ and a lot of that belief was based on nothing more than a claim there were 4 drowned polar bears.

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.

36 posted on 08/11/2011 8:00:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: yoe

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!
Oh WOE is me... whys everybody always pickin on me???

37 posted on 08/11/2011 9:10:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Thanks for all this wonderful info about polar bears. It wouldn’t have taken much for a responsible media to find out the same.


38 posted on 08/11/2011 10:54:12 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: Paradox

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.


39 posted on 08/12/2011 8:21:50 AM PDT by Sal (Charlie Brown, ignore the football. Kick Lucy in the head instead. HARD!)
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To: yoe

BTTT!


40 posted on 08/12/2011 5:21:44 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: TheOldLady; gleeaikin; ApplegateRanch; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; ...

Thanks neverdem.


41 posted on 08/13/2011 5:52:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: yoe; SunkenCiv; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Eric Holder ’s Justice Department has already declined to pursue any criminal prosecution in the probe, but the scientists still face possible administrative action for any wrongdoing, the inspector general said in the memo.

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.

42 posted on 08/14/2011 12:44:59 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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