Hilarious. He’s in Copenhagen, dressed as a polar bear, and trying to find Climategate scientist Phil Jones. With a megaphone:
Using a megaphone to pierce the rumble of hundreds gathered inside the Bella Center, which is hosting the city’s global climate summit, the polar bear boomed out:
“PHIL JONES??? HAS ANYONE SEEN PHIL JONES???”
Jones, who stepped down from his leading academic post amid swirling scandal earlier this month, has reportedly skipped the climate conference entirely. But his shadow and his words could affect its outcome.
It was Jones who, in an e-mail to a colleague, wrote of using a “trick” to “hide the decline” of data indicating global warming from the 1980s and onward. That e-mail and thousands of others were posted online in November, and have since been taken as evidence by skeptics to claim global warming is a scam.
One of those skeptics was the man behind the bear suit: Phelim McAleer, a journalist and filmmaker who last year produced “Not Evil Just Wrong,” which disputes many of the assertions made in former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
McAleer, a persistent critic of Gore’s film, frequently attends public events and venues to question and discuss the Nobel Prize-winner’s position on environmental issues. McAleer has now turned his sights on Jones and the Climate-Gate scandal.
When asked about the motivation behind his protest, McAleer explained his vision of a future film, a Roger & Me for the climate change movement. “I wasn’t getting anywhere with conventional attempts for an interview,” he told FoxNews.com, “so I decided to use the environmentalist trick of dressing up as a polar bear to catch attention.”