Next week's Copenhagen conference may well see discussion of climategate, as at least Saudi Arabia is preparing to make an issue of it. It is getting harder and harder for the mainstream media to keep intact their embargo of news on the biggest scientific fraud on history. The BBC reports:
Of course, the Saudis have an obvious interest in keeping hydrocarbon demand high. Nevertheless, with nations openly debating the issue, the coverup looks more and more ridiculous.
Saudi Arabia's chief climate negotiator, Mohammad Al-Sabban said that the CRU e-mail issue will have a "huge impact" on next week's UN climate summit.
Mr Al-Sabban made clear that he expects it to derail the single biggest objective of the summit - to agree limitations on greenhouse gas emissions.
"It appears from the details of the scandal that there is no relationship whatsoever between human activities and climate change," he told BBC News.
"Climate is changing for thousands of years, but for natural and not human-induced reasons."