If you’re going to make claims that an environmental catastrophe is killing the lives of polar bears, you better pray to god that he has your back.
Facing skepticism from within the scientific community, the US is asking leading researchers responsible for Polarbeargate to undergo a polygraph test.
In 2006, American wildlife researchers Jeffrey Gleason and Charles Monnett alleged that ice caps in the Arctic region were being melted away, thus raising ocean water levels and drowning poor, defenseless polar bears unequipped to keep afloat in the deep, icy waters. When their claims about global warming made it to the public, many became concerned over conditions being caused by what the scientists suggested was a global warming epidemic.
As skepticism grew over questionable claims by Gleason and Monnett in the years since, however, American authorities and scientists worldwide began to question the legitimacy of their claims. Earlier this year, the US Department of the Interior suggested that the senseless drowning of the polar bears might not have been everything that the scientists said it was, and an inquiry out of the Department’s Office of Inspector General was launched to investigate misconduct by the scientists in a scandal that quickly grew to be called Polarbeargate.