The scientists involved had no difficulty explaining the contexts behind the cherry-picked words and terms, and all were exonerated by subsequent investigations. Unfortunately, however, many more-casual observers who only followed the media frenzy resulting from the release of the emails remain unaware of the resolution of the matter, and still naively believe that Climategate "proved" malfeasance among climatologists.
The hackers who stole the emails from the University of East Anglia's servers have never been identified.
Michael Mann: Sarah, you're so full of shit your eyes must be brown.
Wes: Are you kidding? After Climategate, that market will be in the crapper.