The Telegraph's Delingpole argues from a comparison of web and news stories that Climategate is a much better story than the mainstream press seems to think it is:
Climategate is now huge. Way, way bigger than the Mainstream Media (MSM) is admitting it is -- as Richard North demonstrates in this fascinating analysis. Using what he calls a Tiger Woods Index (TWI), he compares the amount of interest being shown by internet users (as shown by the number of general web pages on Google) and compares it with the number of news reports recorded. The ratio indicates what people are really interested in, as opposed to what the MSM thinks they ought to be interested in.
He praises Sarah Palin's embrace of the critics of the warmists, but he warns:
The Saudis may claim that Climategate is going to derail Copenhagen; the IPCC may just have announced it is launching an official whitewash -- "inquiry" -- into the affair; we sceptics may point till we're blue in the face that Climategate is a game-changer because the implicated self-selecting, parti-pris cabal of data-raping scientists are at the very heart of the so-called consensus.
But still the AGW wagon train will trundle on, regardless. And true believers like Monbiot and Porritt will be defending it to their dying breath.
I agree with the author. There's a lot at stake here, including a lot of power to be wielded and money to be garnered if the warmist train continues on track. Do not assume that facts will carry the day without a citizens' revolt.