A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.
This polar bear picture — and we’ll put it back up at RushLimbaugh.com when we update the website this afternoon to reflect the contents of today’s program. This picture was taken in 2004. The original caption mentions what I told you. They’re sitting there playing on this “ice sculpture” that was made by the waves. Another guy pretended he took the picture and put a different caption under it, mentioning that polar bear “stranded” on the ice floe or what have you.
Now, the guy that took the picture from the website we found all this information on, also was up there in the polar bear region, North Pole and so forth with a buddy, an associate, and they were trying to drill a hole in the ice to take a measurement of the thickness of the ice to prove there’s global warming. It was much thicker than they thought. It took ’em a lot longer to dig the hole or to drill the hole. It was like a 12-inch hole.
The guy who was the associate is holding a rifle, watching guard while his buddy, the faux photographer, is drilling the hole. The story points out that the guy is holding a rifle in order to protect them from polar bears because if the polar bears find ’em they’ll attack ’em and eat ’em. These guys are prepared to shoot a polar bear, rather than being eaten by it and save the planet. Now, if the polar bears are disappearing and you’re up there on their turf and you’re drilling holes in their turf that they might fall into, and they come along and they don’t like this — and you’re trying to protect them and the environment — let them eat you! It’s the least you can do. But, oh, no! They had shotguns up there. They’re going to fire at ’em.
Everything I’m telling you is true.