Too much of Science is based on assuming that scientists are not driven by the same political forces that drive us all.
The Empire recruits talented scientists when they are young. These people have all the technical qualifications to do science so these are not “fake” scientists.
The Empire gives them a taste of real science, not the stuff that stopped being relevant 50 years ago.
One day they are working with cutting edge science that the public knows nothing about. The next day they are writing a paper patching over a hole that some new argument has made in their “fake” irrelevant science.
Elevating someone into their elite society produces a unshakable conviction in their societies righteous domination over the rabble.
The Empire have always been masters of manipulating the talents and ambitions of people to meet their own goals. Scientists are no different than anybody else.
“Climate Science” is not about science it is about producing political division. They want you thinking about climate and not about slaughtering the Oligarchy.
I could be wrong.