Yes kristy, that is a concise description of one aspect of the financial motivation in embracing CAGW Orthodoxy.<quoted text>
You are wrong in that the only money to be made from climate science is from development of alternative energy sources. Part of "fixing" climate change is to funnel money from developed nations to developing nations and the money to be made is through the money manipulators and banks. Through the World Bank and the IMF, they loan out money to poor nations who have high default rates, but yet these loans are government backed, thus creating the same moral hazards we had here in the US. The banks came out of our crash 3 trillion dollars richer than before the crash.
As for the scientific community... It IS about money AND also about reputation.
kristy, may I responded to a comment you did not address regarding the term "conspiracy".
The term "conspiracy" was invoked in regards to climate scientists.
There are some people who are of the opinion that we are not witness to such, rather we are simply seeing a conserted effort for survival.
An alagory if I may:
A ship full of drunken Rhode scholars sinks in the middle of the Thames, Southwest of Norwich England within sight of The University of East Anglia. The very survival of these erudite gentleman depends on reaching the lifeboats. Now the soggy sots are shouting and doing whatever it takes to save their sorry arses.
So, are these blokes involved in a conspiracy? The correct answer is: Of corse not.
As with the drunkards in the river, A FEW notable climate scientists are simply trying to save their lives in the form of careers, reputations, and financial security not to mention a possible future indentured residency in the Tower of London.
The rest of this community is vested with plausible denial when the truth is ultimately revealed about this secret science known as CAGW
Hope that helps clear up one of the 'straw man' talking points of the Catastrophic Climate Crisis propaganda machine.