Excerpt from Financial Times

Some militant sceptics, such as Craig Rucker, director of the US-based Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, linked Mr Turnbull’s political demise to the “Climategate scandal” – the release a week ago by computer hackers of thousands of e-mails sent to and from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the UK.

Political observers say Climategate had little effect on Mr Turnbull’s fate. They believe he was instead the victim of those within the Liberal party who regard an exchange-based trading scheme as an unjustified burden on the country’s economy.