Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal nails it with his analysis of the dogmatic environmentalists that have gathered in Hopenhagen.
Here's a partial rundown of some of the ills seriously attributed to
climate change: prostitution in the Philippines (along with greater
rates of HIV infection); higher suicide rates in Italy; the 1993 "Black
Hawk Down" battle in Somalia; an increase in strokes and heart disease
in China; wars in the Middle East; a larger pool of potential recruits
to terrorism; harm to indigenous peoples and "biocultural diversity."
Stephens' insightful column examines the "revolutionary fervor" and other characteristics of the absolutism that marks this and other "movements."
Also be sure to read why Climategate is important, here.