If you hear people talking in environmental debates about "climate-gate" and "Mann's misconduct," recognize that what you're hearing is just like "Obama was born in Kenya." These people are either passively uninformed or knowingly beyond the reach of fact. And if they can't be convinced by the National Science Foundation, NOAA, Penn State, and various European counterparts, then they are in the realm of being anti-science.
From James Fallows over at The Atlantic, who in the same post also says a few notable things about coal and a blind spot on the left. UPDATE:Conspiracy alert over at WUWT. For real world translation, reread above. UPDATE 2: Andrew Revkin at Dot Earth wonders why Fox news is silent on the outcome of the latest Mann investigation. UPDATE 3: Presto!