who the eff is paying the vast majority of scientists that say climate change is the biggest issue we're facing today?
Universities, governments and the Nobel Committee.
I have some experience of how the universities work and at least in the United States there is more professional in-fighting and jealously than in any other workplace I have seen. Making climate change a POLITICAL issue is a left wing objective and professors in the US are decidedly left-wing. You have probably read stories about scientists, who want to publish data opposed to the Gore religion, having problems.
And, unlike Zirconek who just posts that climate change is a fact, remember that climate has been changing since the earth began. The present debate is about what is causing it. And when you have Stephen Schneider as one of Gore's chief buddies in promoting the climate change panic and urgent need for global political action, there is every reason to be a skeptic. In the 1970's the same guy published a paper in Science suggesting that the actual level of use of aerosols could trigger an ice age. Do you think he would be a ''world famous'' climatologist and professor at Stanford if he was still advocating global cooling? Why should we believe him now?
Did you know that the president of the Maldives recently made a speech underwater? He was begging for international aid for his country which was about to go under any day now!!!!!! Then the Norwegian who did the years-long commissioned study of the Maldives ocean levels wrote him a letter saying he was disgusted at his behaviour. The study clearly showed that there was no imminent danger of a rise in ocean level that would be significant.
PS Your post above says the global warming advocates don't have any money. I'd take a tenured professor's salary any day. And sadly, the real answer as to who the eff is paying these guys, it's you and me, the taxpayers.