Now that the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia are beginning to raise suspicions among those who were not already suspicious, some actions are being taken. First of all the 'scientists' at the Climate Research Unit have agreed to release all the data after stonewalling for years
In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.
The publication will be carried out in collaboration with the Met Office Hadley Centre. The full data, when disclosed, is certain to be scrutinised by both sides in the fierce debate.
A grandfather with a training in electrical engineering dating back more than 40 years emerged from the leaked emails as a leading climate sceptic trying to bring down the scientific establishment on global warming.
David Holland, who describes himself as a David taking on the Goliath that is the prevailing scientific consensus, is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain's most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws.
Secondly, Michael Mann, author of the fraudulent 'hockey stick' that purports to show massive temperature increases in the 20th century with little or no medeival warming period, is being investigate by his employer, Penn State University.
As a result of the growing ClimateGate scandal, Penn State University is investigating Michael Mann, its high-profile professor on the sending and receiving end of controversial e-mail messages recently obtained from a British Climate Research Unit.
Mann, as one of the originators of the infamous Hockey Stick graph, is the climatologist at the very heart of the global warming myth.
As the creator of "Mike's Nature trick," a particularly damning phrase used in one of the e-mail messages in question, Mann is also a key figure in ClimateGate.
I suspect Penn State will do little or nothing. Mann brings in beaucoup research dollars from our despots in Washington. No university will voluntarily abandon the gravy train.