We may just have part of the answer!
The New York Times quotes hokey stick purveyor and Climategater Michael Mann as asking:
Who are the criminals? Who is funding this effort, not just to steal these materials but to promote them?
While we don’t know the identity of the University of East Anglia hero who has leaked the Climategate e-mails now twice ahead IPCC meetings, we can possibly answer Mann’s first question. We may even have a sketch of a culprit: