Science can tell us what the planet is and where it's going, but it can't tell us if that's a good thing or not.
This is a very insightful comment....
No, it's an absurd comment. I don't think it needs down-modding, but only because it needs to stand as an exemplar of just how intellectually lazy religiousity can make you.
The entire structure on which science is built on philosophy, which is grounded in trying to answer exactly the kind of questions that lead us ultimately to issues like whether global trends are good or bad for us. And in the process of doing that, it also helps define exactly what the trends are, exactly who 'us' is, and for good measure, it also gives us more useful terms than 'good' and 'bad'.
Now, you may want to live in a world without nuance, but some of us are content with the ambiguity and uncertainty that this brings, because to live otherwise would be fundamentally dishonest.
So you can say, if you like, that science doesn't moralise, but that cuts the branch from the trunk. Science is 'Natural Philosophy', which is intended to investigate the world in which we live, and ultimately, to serve as a specific application of philosophy (literally, the love of knowledge), whose purpose, explicitly, is to explain what we're doing here and why.