Here’s a damning indictment of the current state of "environmental science" by a UCLA prof.
I suggest also that the fees and taxes we pay for government employed environmental scientists go ultimately to people who sit around and concoct ways to keep their bread buttered (i.e. inventing crises that we must pay them to protect us from). Special interests within government are just as bad as those without. We must be skeptical of the information gatekeepers not just at the international level, but at the local level, as well. As the author writes:
The real danger to the environment, in this context, is not only the estrangement of the thoughtful members of the scientific community, but also the potential estrangement of the general population that eventually must pay for environmental improvement.