I really annoy my friends who believe global warming is a catastrophe when I point to Big Climate. Groups like Climate Central, the World Wildlife Fund, wind energy manufacturers, etc. When I describe these groups, collectively, as being worth "billions" -- I immediately get challenged.
Turns out they were right and I was wrong. Big Climate is now a $1.5 Trillion dollar industry. Think of what all of that (mostly) wasted money could do.
Weather science in the United States is greatly underfunded. Let's stop overspending on climate and start putting some of these tax dollars where they will do some good!