Gorge Orwell correctly predicted the future in 1984, “WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”
But he missed an important one MILD WEATHER IS EXTREME. Last winter brought little or no extreme weather to the Northeast US, so NOAA reported it as the third most extreme winter in history.
The most extreme event I saw in the Northeast last winter was the traffic jam headed east on I-70, after the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. NOAA knows that they can get away with any fake statistic which serves the cause.