Monday, February 14, 2005

Snubbing Kyoto: Our Monumental Shame

"And what's Michael Crichton's excuse? His latest best-selling novel, 'State of Fear,' offers up the delusional notion that global warming is the creation of environmental groups looking to boost their profile and fill their coffers. This is like arguing that the link between smoking and cancer was dreamed up by oncologists, radiologists and funeral home directors. Unfortunately, Crichton's sophomoric fiction may be the only thing many Americans read on global warming." (Via CP.)

And the politicians and industrialists who deny global warming would be stupid not to know this. I can't prove it, but I think Crichton was, at the very least, "encouraged" by certain people to write "State of Fear."