Former Obama Energy Department undersecretary said this week that bureaucrats within the administration used “misleading, sometimes just wrong” information to sway public opinion on climate change, per Daily Caller.
Steven Koonin went on to say that they spun scientific data to manipulate press releases.
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“What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data.
He pointed to a National Climate Assessment in 2014 showing hurricane activity has increased from 1980 as an illustration of how federal agencies fudged climate data. Koonin said the NCA’s assessment was technically incorrect.
“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,” he said. The U.N. published reports in 2014 essentially mirroring Koonin’s argument.
Koonin said the press officers responsible for manipulating data were those who worked with the National Oceanic Administration and NASA.