Read here. Willis Eschenbach does an excellent job in this article describing the substantial problems that the government-funded, climate AGW-scientist advocates have caused, not only for climate science, but for the entire science community.
Over the past few years, the public has become less supportive and less believing of the AGW-scientists. Why? The IPCC political agenda driven science that taxpayer-funded scientists promote has become widely recognized as robust, bogus hysteria that is not supported by the observed empirical evidence. Essentially, people now know it's a cornucopia of fabrications and lies, commonly referred to as a 'travesty', or more colorfully, as a 'pile of shit'.
Indeed, climate science and the science community has been tarnished ('trenberthed'?) and it's not going to recover its reputation and credibility any time soon. Hey, way to go, Kevin of NCAR!
"The bottom line is we’re no longer willing to trust you. You could publish in the Akashic Records and I wouldn’t believe what you said until I checked the figures myself. I’m sorry to say it, but by the actions of you and your colleagues, you have forfeited the public’s trust. You blew your credibility, Dr. T, and you have not yet rebuilt it...And further actions like your current attempt to re-write the rules of science aren’t helping at all. Nor is trying to convince us that you look good with a coat of the finest English whitewash from the “investigations” into Climategate. Didn’t you guys notice the lesson of Watergate, that the coverup is more damaging than the original malfeasance?"