The New York Times, the 'hegemonic bulldozer', sums up after the Phil Jones grilling:
My favorite quote is the one from Peter C. Frumhoff: “We need to acknowledge the errors and help turn attention from what’s happening in the blogosphere to what’s happening in the atmosphere.”
This is an interesting statement. First of all, it acknowledges the relevance of climate blogs (there are several quotes from blogs in the article). Furthermore, it is indeed an interesting question: the blogosphere obviously changed the atmosphere in climate science; how does this in turn change what we will learn about the atmosphere? How do these spheres relate? Everything that we will learn in future about the atmosphere will have resonances in the blogosphere, which in turn will influence what we learn about the atmosphere. Just word plays? This is an epistemological question, indeed.