The question of climate change is, from a purely scientific perspective, a very difficult one to answer. The only way that we can even approach the truth is to take an open, collaborative attitude to research - basically we have to use the classical scientific method.
This method, where data is openly shared, where theories are constantly questioned - is what has allowed the Western world to make the quantum advances it has in less than a century. What the Climategate emails show is that the supporters of the globalwarmism are not interested in real science. Their agenda is too important.
They are driven by a moral certitude that is so overwhelming that it renders facts unimportant - it's bigger than such trifling considerations. There is also a "bunker mentality" at work. These people simply cannot handle the thought of being proved wrong. They must be right, they have to be right, they know they are right - so they believe they are permitted to use any means necessary to win the public debate.
What has been buzzing away in the blogosphere (It's my opinion most journalists are too lazy and intellectually incurious to even read Instapundit.) is treated at most as a very minor blip in the dinosaur media's coverage of climate change. CNN, for example, takes a very leisurely path to report the leaked e-mail news after only six days. Only to downplay it, of course.
Climate czar does her best Valley Girl imitation at Climategate: Whatever.