Could vast sums of government money being doled out for global warming research actually influence the science surrounding this issue?  Well that’s the assertion of a new report by the Science and Policy Insitute, whose lead author, Joanne Nova, has this to say: “Our research revealed the U.S. government has spent over $79 billion since 1989 on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, education campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks.  These large expenditures in search of a connection between carbon and climate creates a powerful set of vested interests, which is no doubt hindering an unbiased investigation of this issue.”