Finally, someone’s going to get the old BS Meter out and see if it exposes any anthropogenic global warming lies over research on polar bears done by Jeffrey Gleason and Charles Monnett. From the Daily Mail:
A wildlife scientist, whose report on dead polar bears in Arctic waters became a rallying call for climate change campaigners, will face a lie detector test as part of an investigation by federal agents.
Jeffrey Gleason, who co-wrote a 2006 report highlighting the danger posed to the animals by melting ice, will take a polygraph over alleged scientific misconduct connected to the study, the Independent reported.
Polar Bears have been around for about 150,000 years now. They have survived two periods over this time when it was 5F to 7F warmer than it is now, yet the paper being investigated makes some rather astronomical claims about polar bear mortality due to global warming. Moreover, the study touted wasn’t even about polar bears, it was based upon research on bowhead whales, who to my considerable powers of observation don’t have white fur.
So, what is the alleged problem with the paper? From Natural News we get these tidbits:
According to a recent report by Human Events, special investigators from the US government’s Interior Department (ID) have found that a scientific paper published in a 2006 issue of the journal Polar Biologyis filled with baseless assumptions about four specific polar bear deaths– and this eventually became the foundational argument for the fight against global warming. But in reality, the deaths may have had nothing to do with melting ice caps, and everything to do with a simple windstorm.
According to investigators, Monnett’s calculations concerning polar bears’ rate of survival, however, are flawed because he not only failed to verify that the four dead polar bears he witnessed were the same ones that he saw a week prior, but he also allegedly used faulty percentages in the process. As a result, polar bears ended up getting listed as a protected species under the Endangered Species Act, even though they are likely not endangered, and are not dying at the rates to which Monnett had implied.
Believe it or not, this was supposedly peer-reviewed, too. Which is another nail in the coffin regarding the so-called peer review process that goes on with anything to do with global warming. I often wonder if the peer-review process is – if it’s warm it’s hot if it denies it’s not.
This report has also been touted by, guess who? Al Gore of course. It has no doubt prompted many or all of the polar bear photos posted around the internet, in newspapers and magazines that show bears perched upon what are claimed to be shrinking icebergs.
We say if there’s nothing to hide then why all the defensive fuss from the warmer camp? It won’t be long now and we’ll know if scientists lied and polar bears didn’t die. More faux science? More CO2 Insanity? You decide!
Source: The Daily Mail
Source: Natural News