Unless, of course, the "scientific method" has been buggered by bastardizing the peer review process, which is the case with "anthropogenic climate change".
The scientific method is a tool, like mathematics.
You can misuse the SM, just like you can misuse mathematics, but bastardizing the peer review process doesn't affect the value of the process.
You didn't invalidate the process, you just ignored it. Part of the SM process is to point out publicly when this happpens, as has been done in this case.