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Professor Steven Koonin discusses how bureaucrats spin scientific data in connection with climate change

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Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal -- "What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analyses, was, I would say, misleading. Sometimes, just wrong, but much more often misleading. For example, in the national climate assessment that came out in 2014, from the US Global Change Research Program, one of the key findings is that hurricane activity increased from 1980. 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. And all of the papers at that time and currently say there's no detectable long-term trend in hurricanes."

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