The Scientific Method asks a question, forms a hypothesis, performs experiments to test the hypothesis, makes conclusion and communicates results. Once the results are communicated, others have the ability to check and recheck, challenge and support or disprove the hypothesis. Or at least that was how is used to be. Now, "The debate is over", "The science is settled". Results are checked by those residing in the echo-chamber; outsiders are not allowed. After all, we can't have non-scientists making wild statements like, "Hey...wait a minute...that doesn't really make much sense." I mean, what non-scientist ever made a discovery or invented anything? I mean, Benjamin Franklin was a PhD physicist, right? No? Oh, my bad. Then maybe Edison? He HAD to have some kind of scientist degree thingy from a major science-thingy university, right? No? Ooops.
Environmental "Science" and "Climate Change" are first among the agenda-and-money-driven pseudo-sciences. The clues are the unwillingness to debate, the unwillingness to release all raw data, computer code and any other basic information, the vilification of those who challenge the "science" ("climate deniers"). That's not science. Interest groups like The Union of Concerned Scientists claim some sort of piety in science and technology; only they can save us from the evils of fossil fuels and nuclear power.
True science is honest and transparent. Modern Science is corrupted by the money and power of government. The bigger and more powerful the government, the more corrupt. Science is no different.