Check out this story about Global Warming.
This is the strongest ever report issued about manmade climate change, and it was toned down by hundreds of reputable scientists, mostly because Saudi Arabia and China urged for weaker language.
Hmmm — one of the world's largest oil producers and one of the world's largest oil consumers (eventually to be the largest by far) wanting to weaken a report saying people must reduce carbon emissions, emissions that come from the burning of fossil fuels. Why, I wonder if those two countries have a vested economic interest in influencing science?
A lot of Global Warming naysayers accuse the vast majority of the world's scientists of fudging science because they have a vested interest in proving that humans contribute to climate change. But these scientists, who have devoted their lives to the pursuit of predictable and observable truth, surely have less of an incentive to alter the science than countries, companies and politicians who rely on fossil fuels for wealth and power.
Who would you trust: Scientists who want to make the world a more livable, healthier place; or those who could lose billions of dollars if we follow the advice of said scientists?
Just fuel for thought.