Reputations may rise and fall. But in the end, this is a victory for science. No theory is carved in stone. Science is merciless when it comes to testing all theories over and over, at any time, in any place. Unlike religion or politics, science is ultimately decided by experiments, done repeatedly in every form. There are no sacred cows. In science, 100 authorities count for nothing. Experiment counts for everything.
The same laboratory, CERN, of course, announced this summer that they had conducted experiments showing that cosmic rays had a much greater effect on climate change than man. (I know: imagine that you need scientists to tell you that the sun makes the earth warm!) But the scientists then were ridiculed for daring to contradict the religion of global warming. Better that they had listened to Kaku: science is merciless; science is experimental; science is falsifiable; science is never, ever "settled."