I suspect there is a new app being used by grant-writing professors that blended the hottest, politically-correct topics together to generate grant proposals.

It is the only rational explanation for the following report:

The National Science Foundation has spent more than $400,000 on a study that published scientific results on the “relationship between gender and glaciers.”

The paper “Glaciers, gender, and science,” published in January 2016, concluded that “ice is not just ice,” urging scientists to take a “feminist political ecology and feminist postcolonial” approach when they study melting ice caps and climate change.

“Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change,” the paper by Mark Carey, a professor at the University of Oregon, explained. “However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers–particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied.”

“Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions,” the paper said.

Feminist glaciology? What next, transgender astrophysics? Caitlyn Jenner may want to get a science degree and capitalize on the funding trend.

Also new in “climate change” inanity: Problems related to Mongolia’s current spate of deadly cold and blizzards are being blamed on….global warming!

…Since November 2015, large parts of the country have been experiencing very low temperatures of up to minus 40 degree Celsius, followed by heavy snowfall that has covered around 90 percent of Mongolia’s territory. This has resulted in sharp reductions in plant life used for livestock feed and rendering pastures — and even basic services such as transportation — largely inaccessible.

… “Herders and livestock were used to warmer winters … so now with colder winters, it makes it hard to cope with the temperature,” Tsedensednom, governor of Ulziit district, located more than 600 kilometers southwest of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, told Devex.

Lean Alfred Santos, the author of the above analysis, is a community development reporter for an Asian Pacific publication. His theory is a part of a larger analysis of how Mongolia can take advantage of the wealth redistribution plan that it otherwise known as the Paris Agreement, which was adopted by 195 nations last December. Not surprisingly, it looks like more climate change grants are being proposed to take advantage of the billions promised in the international accord.

Due to the recent difficulties in the country, the international community has responded with significant financial aid and truckloads of supplies by way of support.

The Asian Development Bank, for example, has proposed a $3 million grant to the government to “strengthen resilience and capacity” of the country’s various levels of government, so that they are better equipped in responding to natural disasters such as dzuds, on top of implementing much more effective and streamlined disaster risk management strategies.

If the grant writers can somehow tie the request to the current refugee crisis, the funding is sure to be forthcoming!