Citing a report from The Daily Caller Thursday, Constitutional lawyer, bestselling author and talk show host Mark Levin exposed how the Obama Administration lied in order to advance its environmental policies.
Levin dedicated a segment of his program where he highlights an admission by former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin who states the Administration intentionally presented misleading and sometimes just wrong evidence related to climate change. From the article:
Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion.
“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.
If you would like to listen to the part of Mark Levin’s radio program where he discusses this you can do so here.
During his program, Levin asked why the Obama Administration would lie about this. The answer is very simple. Leftists subscribe to The Noble Lie which was an idea articulated by Grecian philosopher Plato in his book The Republic. In it, Plato expressed the belief that people lacked the intelligence and capacity to act in the best interests of society. Therefore, he posited, telling religious myths and transmitting false propaganda to the public was warranted in order to maintain societal order. This idea fits perfectly in with the Left’s postmodern logic that lying is not wrong as long as it furthers the cause or fits their narrative.
If recent polls indicating Americans aren’t concerned about climate change are any indication the lying has backfired. As Tom Harris correctly points out, as people come to the realization that they have been mislead about policies, like climate change, they will become doubtful about other doomsday claims made about it as well.
Experts who knew that human-induced climate change were untrue and renewable energy projects don’t work but promoted them meaning well will be discredited. When the real danger comes up and scientists and politicians sound the alarm, sadly, no one will believe them.