The reason why even the Guardian's George Monbiot has expressed total shock and dismay at the picture revealed by the documents is that their authors are not just any old bunch of academics. Their importance cannot be overestimated, What we are looking at here is the small group of scientists who have for years been more influential in driving the worldwide alarm over global warming than any others, not least through the role they play at the heart of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The Left's push for the acceptance of "global warming" was motivated by the same warped ideology that congruently has pushed for the denial of racial differences. That, of course, being the desire for a global regime with themselves as masters.
Liberalism is a war against nature itself. It lies, twists and perverts definitions, ideas and even history in attempt to reforge the world into its own vulgar egalitarian image.
If the data doesn't support their religion, they simply destroy it or sit on it until they can figure out a way to explain it away.
Climategate should be a hat tip to the other twisted ideologies that the Left calls, "their precious."