Climatologists get paid regardless of their findings. They have been doing this work for decades. There work is to analyze climate, not reach preconceived conclusions.
Not according to the ClimateGate memo's...Folk either toed the line or got blackballed...That is not to say no one could get work, just that it was a LOT easier to get jobs that paid and resulted in published data if one was of the right faith.
The flaw in the entire idea that AGW is a conspiracy is that the data and conclusions existed for years. It was not controversial. The work was to try to determine extant, root causes, interplay with natural causes, etc. There was no one with a vested interest, no deliberate misinformation campaign.
As did the evidence that debunked the idea...what was new was the organized effort to marginalize one view and promote another, and that was hip deep in money and political power.
I read today that Caterpillar has bowed out of the Cap and Tax scheme...As the extent of the fraud has been revealed, companies bullied into the new faith are finding room to leave.