A State Of Fear... But Not Really

Environmentalists push back against author Michael Crichton's selective use of facts in his new novel, "State of Fear."
December 21, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Michael Crichton’s new novel 'State of Fear' is about a self-important NGO hyping the science of the global warming to further the ends of evil eco-terrorists. The inevitable conclusion of the book is that global warming is a non-problem. A lesson for our times maybe? Unfortunately, I think not.

...The novel addresses real scientific issues and controversies, but is similarly selective (and occasionally mistaken) about the basic science. I will discuss a selection of the global warming-related issues that are raised in between the car chases, shoot-outs, cannibalistic rites and assorted derring-do."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 in The Earth Institute At Columbia University
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