Saturday, July 30, 2011

Now warmist polar bear researcher Ian Stirling wants to blame Al Gore for polar bear hysteria?

Suspended Polar Bear Researcher Defended by Advocates - ScienceInsider
Other scientists, impressed with Monnett's work, are also unsure where any allegations of a lack of scientific integrity could have arisen. In an e-mail to ScienceInsider, Ian Stirling, a polar bear researcher at the University of Alberta in Canada, calls the 2006 paper a "very valuable observation … properly written up and published in a respected peer reviewed journal".
Al Gore's movie, Stirling feels, overinterpreted Monnett's observations. "I still think it is a good piece of work, puts a limited number of observations in a solid context, does not overinterpret, and does not say this was caused by climate change."
Flashback: Polar Bear Presentation at Brookfield Zoo
The presentations will give insight into what biologists predict could happen to polar bears by the end of this century: the species could be extinct.
Dr. Stirling is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. His long-term studies of polar bears in Western Hudson Bay, one of the world's most southerly populations, confirmed the negative effects of climate change.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Al Gore's movie, Stirling feels, overinterpreted Monnett's observations. "

Why couldn't he just say 'exaggerated?'

Just about every error or claim has been on the side that favors the 'New International Economic Order' redux.