Climategate and the Big Green Lie - Clive Crook - Politics - The Atlantic The disaster called 'Climategate' has besmirched the good name of science. The inquiries were worthy of Orwell or Tolstoy. And now some of the principals involved, like Mann and Jones, are hitting the media trail to rehabilitate their reputations without acknowledging the egregious errors in judgement that caused their fall in the first place. Instead of exposing the dark wrongdoings in a timely fashion, the climate science elite are being dragged kicking screaming and lying into the light. Every inquiry has left a set of lies and evasions that are exposed as soon as they are made public. There have been inquiries into the inquiries, and there will be more to come. I wish honour and integrity were more important to the scientists involve but I find it incomprehensible that institutions like UEA and Penn would be willing to abase themselves by trying to whitewash the problems away.