Steve Koonin, the former Energy Department Undersecretary, admitted that the former administration manipulated “climate change” to influence public opinion to support political initiatives.
“What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” said Koonin to The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
Koonin gives an example. The National Climate Assessment in 2014 falsely reported that hurricane activity had increased from 1980, blaming “global warming.”
“What they forgot to tell you, and you don’t know until you read all the way into the fine print is that it actually decreased in the decades before that,” said Koonin.
The theory of “climate change” has been argued for years. Environmentalists have been on a mission to address this “problem” at all costs. Obama’s administration slapped strict regulations on several industries to limit carbon emissions in an effort to combat global warming.
However, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that there “is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century” and the current data shows “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century.”
Obama’s press officials worked with National Oceanic Administration (NOAA) and NASA to mislead the public with manipulated data.
Nonetheless, Koonin believes climate change is real, but there isn’t enough evidence about it to impact policy.
“Climate change is real and affected by human activity, writes a former top science official of the Obama administration. But we are very far from having the knowledge needed to make good policy,” writes The Wall Street Journal. “Our best climate models still fail to explain the actual climate data.”
Koonin also condemned NASA and NOAA’s actions because ““public opinion is formed by the data that is formed from those organizations and appears in newspapers.”
“You’re a scientist and it is your responsibility to put the facts on the table,” said Koonin.
A whistleblower at NOAA claimed that agency scientists rushed a release of a global warming study to influence policymakers. Now the NOAA is being looked at closely.
Lamar Smith, Texas Republican Rep. and the committee’s chairman, will be asking the NOAA to provide documents included in a subpoena from 2015 in reference to data tampering.
Author’s note: How much more evidence do we need to prove these agencies have been “adjusting” records to perpetuate this theory of climate change? Like Koonin points out there isn’t enough evidence to prove global warming, so policy shouldn’t be drafted to fight it.
Editor’s note: When I worked with the CIA many years ago, I attended a briefing from the part of the agency that does propaganda in foreign countries. Their rules were strict and the oversight was close, because they were not allowed do any propaganda that might possibly influence Americans. Present day, Obama turns a federal agency into his own propaganda tool, designed to influence Americans. We are fortunate the new EPA chief is actually anti-EPA in its Obama Administration form.