Climate continues to be remarkably stable whereas scientific consensus swing wildly:
President Eisenhower’s farewell address famously warned of the danger of the development of a military-industrial complex:
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
Eisenhower’s equally prescient caution regarding government funding’s corrupting influence on science in general has been largely ignored.
“The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocation, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
“Yet in holding scientific discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
Billions of taxpayer dollars lavished on scientists has totally corrupted nutrition science, thereby exacerbating the obesity epidemic. It’ll be the same with climate.