One way to evaluate scientific hypotheses is to look at what the events they predict, then observe nature to see if the predicted events correspond to reality. In that sense, modern climate science is an epic fail because the "global warming" predicted by their models failed to happen. (Prompting the climate-alarmist "true believers" to switch to 'climate change' (so, up or down, can't lose))
BS. 'Big Oil' is a red-herring to divert attention away from 'Big Government', whose grants and funding tend to force researchers to become, in effect, lobbyists for political activism in order to 'pay the rent'.