The Economist has an interesting conclusion in their June 30 2011 article
“…… the benighted International Space Station (ISS) [is] surely the biggest waste of money, at $100 billion and counting, that has ever been built in the name of science.”
The funding of climate impact studies, decades into the future, based on multi-decadal global climate model predictions is a similar waste of many millions of dollars ,
as I have discussed in past posts; e.g.
The funding of climate science needs to return to a focus on testable scientific hypotheses, instead of continuing being used as a platform to advocate for particular energy policies. The International Space Station is an appropriate example of how vast amounts of resources can be wasted for non-scientific goals.