"That's not how science works!" - it is not how science is supposed to work, but not every who claims to be scientist actually is or is good scientist.That's not how science works! Researchers care about finding the truth, not about being alone! Feel free to follow the money though and see where there's more money to be gained, is it anthropogenic climate change denial or the other way around.
If I am scientist I need money for research and for my living expenses while I am doing the research - as a scientist where do you get the money for that and what do you have to do/promise to get it?