From the editors at IBD:
Climate Change: The scientist who claimed that global warming threatens polar bears is under investigation. There’s a hole in Earth’s greenhouse. A cooler era lies ahead. That hiss is the hot air coming out of alarmists’ balloon.
The global warming fraud is coming apart faster than the alarmists can repackage and rebrand their fairy tale. Their elaborately constructed yarn can’t hold together much longer. There are just too many loose ends:
• Charles Monnett, the scientist who predicted that polar bears would drown from a lack of sea ice, “is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity” of the article in which he makes that claim, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Monnett, a federal wildlife biologist with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, has been placed on leave pending the probe’s outcome.
After Monnett claimed that the deaths of four drowned polar bears foretold of an increase in deaths “in the future if the observed trend of regression of pack ice and/or longer open water periods continues,” polar bears became an environmentalist icon. Al Gore, for instance, resorted to emotion-evoking polar bear images in his climate change movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” The New York Times Dot Earth blogger called it “a wrenching scene.”
So wrenching was it that the alarmist machine has continued to use the animals to frighten the public into believing the global warming hysteria. And it didn’t need to do much to turn public opinion in its favor. Research done at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has found that “when just 10% of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.”
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