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fear, michael crichton
Title: State of Fear
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Michael Crichton in State of Fear mixes real-world issues of global warming
with a pot-boiling action thriller.
We may be witnessing the creator of Jurassic Park turning into a dinosaur.
Kansai Scene, September 2005
Update: In September 2005, Michael Crichton was called before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to publicly debunk global warming — just a month after hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. It is nice that the committee is progressive enough to invite a novelist, a writer of fiction. In fact they are so forward thinking that they have chosen to ignore the fact that Crichton is not a scientist or a climatologist. They charitably overlooked the fact that Crichton's thesis against climate change as set out in State of Fear is complete bunk. But we are talking about diversity and inclusivity here. Why not invite the village idiot too?
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