And thus, the NYT proclaims Climategate a mere speed bump:
The evidence pointing to a growing human contribution to global warming is so widely accepted that the hacked material is unlikely to erode the overall argument.
Of course, the evidence comes from the very same models that the now infamous climate "scientists" admit in private cannot account for the cooling since 2001. Hell, until the e-mails were released they wouldn't even admit publicly the cooling had occurred.
One of the scientists, Kevin Trenberth, is spinning like a top:
...he added that he thought the revelations might backfire against climate skeptics. He said that he thought that the messages showed “the integrity of scientists.”
One thing certainly hasn't changed. The warm mongers still think the rest of us are abject idiots.
Conspicuously silent through this scandal has been James Hansen, although perhaps for not too much longer. It was barely a year ago he wanted skeptics put on trial for high crimes against humanity.
Given how badly skeptics have been treated; the reputations destroyed, the character assaults, the pattern of silencing, I would suspect they will keep a foot firmly placed on the throat of the climate change set. At least, I hope so. It's time for this nonsense to end.