The University System was created by Legal Charters that defined their purpose.
First was to create an institution the masses accepted as a Knowledge Base. Second was to publish... ‘science’.... that could be used politically towards... certain nefarious goals.
Third was to engage the public... which was triggered a few years ago.
You said you have watched the Narrative change from Global Warming to Climate Change...
I guess I am a bit older, because, before the internet they were scaring us with a coming ice age!
RE: "Trust THE Science", "Do you believe in science", "The Science says...", "The science is settled" - If you know the scientific method these things should have you appalled.