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  • 'Nazi-police' town has election 'stolen'

    09/01/2011 9:59:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 31, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The mayor of Quartzsite, Ariz., the town seething in vitriol since police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a public meeting despite the mayor's objections lost in a recall election last night, but claims the "corrupt" town council fixed the results to force him out. "They found a whole bunch of early ballots they could stuff the box with," said Mayor Ed Foster, telling WND the election was "absolutely" stolen. Foster says at the polling place, he was winning by a 2-to-1 margin over former Town Councilman and Quartzsite Fire Department Capt. Jose Lizarraga. But there had been 328...
  • Court intervenes in firings by 'Nazi' police chief

    08/05/2011 11:27:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 5, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    The Quartzsite, Ariz., police officers who were being dismissed by a police chief described by the mayor as a "Nazi" have been ordered by a judge to be reinstated until after a show cause hearing scheduled Aug. 15 and after hearings before a "neutral decisionmaker." The orders came in two temporary restraining orders issued this week by LaPaz County Superior Court Judge Randolph A. Bartlett, who acted on emergency pleadings by an attorney representing the officers. The weeks-long confrontation erupted in Quartzsite when city officials ordered police to remove a woman from a town meeting, even though the mayor was...
  • State of Arizona breaks silence on madness in 'Nazi'-cop town

    08/01/2011 6:02:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 30, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    The town of Quartzsite, Ariz., has been in the headlines several times lately, and a state investigation was launched after such odd reports as: * A man was ordered to give up his guns after he allegedly "glared" at a town official. * A woman was forcibly removed from a public town meeting by police even though the mayor pleaded her cause. * Some sort of secret decision was made to quit paying the mayor, as police officers were wrongly being fired. * "Several hundred" emails prompted a declaration of a state of emergency. Now the state has taken the...
  • 'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

    07/21/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 20, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The state of Arizona is now investigating allegations of massive corruption among government officials in Quartzsite, Ariz., the town that's the focus of worldwide attention after police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a town-hall meeting, and where the mayor today says he's not being paid and most local police officers are wrongly being fired and have been ordered not to leave their homes. "I'm no longer getting paid as mayor," said Ed Foster, the elected head of Quartzsite. "That's not a big deal, but it's in the town code that I get a stipend of $400. If they...
  • 'State of emergency' in 'Nazi'-cop town

    07/11/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2011 | July 10, 2011
    The Arizona town that's become a YouTube sensation for its police department hauling away a woman speaking at a town-hall meeting declared a state of emergency this afternoon, leaving many local residents in fear of what officers dressed in full riot gear might do. Jennifer "Jade" Jones, 45, the woman forcibly removed by police from a recent public meeting in Quartzsite, Ariz., despite the vocal objections of the mayor, says an illegal secret meeting was held today with the public locked out of the building. "About noon today, the town council, at the request of the police chief, declared an...
  • Climate Panel Faces Heat

    08/31/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jeffrey Ball
    Investigation Calls for 'Fundamental Reform' at U.N. Group on Global Warming An independent investigation called for "fundamental reform" at the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, saying the organization's 2007 report played down uncertainty about some aspects of global warming. The probe of the IPCC, a preeminent climate-science body that won the Nobel Peace Price three years ago, was conducted by the InterAcademy Council, a consortium of national scientific academies. Leaders of the IPCC asked the council to conduct the probe following the disclosure of a few errors in its 2007 climate-science report, which concluded, among other things, that...
  • Michael Crichton Dies

    11/05/2008 9:53:39 AM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 100 replies · 7,453+ views
    Prolific novelist and "ER" creator Michael Crichton has passed away. He was 66. Perhaps best known for being the author of Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, which were turned into a hugely successful movie franchise, his numerous books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. In what his family calls an unexpected death, it was revealed that he was waging a private battle against cancer.
  • Black Friday - Live Thread

    09/26/2008 6:37:32 AM PDT · by semantic · 113 replies · 2,817+ views
    Stock Markets | 9/26/2008 | Semantic
    I searched for a live thread but didn't find one so here it is. The NYSE is down 136 points after the first 4 minutes.
  • David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton (finally! Global warming charlatan gets msm whacked!)

    02/21/2007 7:12:25 AM PST · by GMMAC · 213 replies · 5,725+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton Barbara Kay, National Post Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Last Thursday, environmentalist guru David Suzuki stormed out of a Toronto AM640 radio interview with host John Oakley because Oakley dared to suggest that global warming might not be the "totally settled issue" Suzuki insisted it was. Oakley only reported a fact: Many accredited scientists -- some full professors from top universities, including Nobel prize winners and a former president of the National Academy of Sciences -- would argue that "global warning is at best unproven and at worst pure fantasy," according to novelist and...
  • Environmentalism as Religion

    01/31/2007 2:50:01 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 18 replies · 708+ views
    I have been asked to talk about what I consider the most important challenge facing mankind, and I have a fundamental answer. The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance. We must daily decide whether the threats we face are real, whether the solutions we are offered will do any good, whether the problems we're told exist are in fact...
  • State of Fear

    11/14/2006 12:35:41 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 17 replies · 814+ views
    In 2004, Jurassic Park and Congo author Michael Crichton released State of Fear, a techno-thriller centered around an extremist enviro group who is trying to create global disasters in order to gain support for their failing cause. I finally had a chance to read this book, and while it’s fiction, it’s also deeply rooted in reality. The actions and motivations of the radical enviros and their non-profit fronts in the book sound much like the real thing. But what really sets this novel apart is that the author uses real science to document the problems of radical envrionmentalism, to the...
  • Wave 'bye to Wisconsin, say hello to Oklahoma [Global Warming-Progressives move to Southwest?]

    04/05/2006 5:54:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 1,002+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 4-5-06 | John Ingham
    Wisconsin's a great place to live, and we love it. The idyllic summers and sparkling lakes, the dramatic pageant of the seasons between the spectacular geography and the varied weather, our state is a terrific place to grow food, raise a family and enjoy life outdoors. But all that's changing. We had a handful of unprecedented air-quality alerts last summer. And one day with 28 tornadoes. We've been seeing record-setting temperatures. And a growing infiltration of pests, from purple loosestrife to the gypsy moth and coming soon the emerald ash borer. These phenomena have two things in common: One, they...
  • Are You a Global Warming Skeptic? Part II

    03/18/2006 6:04:59 AM PST · by beavus · 47 replies · 1,674+ views
    Scientific American ^ | March 17, 2006 | George Musser
    The airing of doubts about global warming that I solicited last week has been remarkable: 169 blog comments (albeit with some repeats) and a number of private emails (including one from a college suitemate and engineering classmate I haven't seen in 18 years). I started the whole discussion because I felt communication on an important scientific issue had broken down, and I figure the best way to make sure we've reconnected the wires is to try and summarize what everyone has been saying. That way, you can correct me if I've misunderstood, misclassified, or just plain missed something. Later, I...
  • Both Polar Caps Melting

    03/02/2006 8:44:40 AM PST · by quantim · 171 replies · 2,813+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mar. 2, 2006
    For the first time ever, scientists have confirmed that the Earth is melting at both ends.  They have long predicted that up in the Arctic, global warming would start to melt Greenland's 2-mile thick ice sheet, but scientists have been predicting - and hoping - that the far more massive ice sheet covering Antarctica would actually increase in the 21st century. Yet, the scientists' new measurements find that, despite the increasing snowfall that comes with global warming, Antarctica's ice sheets are losing far more than the snow is adding: Dr. Jay Zwally - NASA Glaciologist: "The warmer ocean comes underneath...
  • Climate Scientists Issue Dire Warning (Global Warming - New)

    02/28/2006 4:44:19 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 727+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-28-2006 | David Adam
    Climate scientists issue dire warning David Adam, environment correspondent Tuesday February 28, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The Earth's temperature could rise under the impact of global warming to levels far higher than previously predicted, according to the United Nations' team of climate experts. A draft of the next influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report will tell politicians that scientists are now unable to place a reliable upper limit on how quickly the atmosphere will warm as carbon dioxide levels increase. The report draws together research over the past five years and will be presented to national governments in...
  • Bush's Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists [Michael Crichton]

    02/18/2006 9:03:04 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 119 replies · 3,844+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    One of the perquisites of being president is the ability to have the author of a book you enjoyed pop into the White House for a chat. Over the years, a number of writers have visited President Bush, including Natan Sharansky, Bernard Lewis and John Lewis Gaddis. And while the meetings are usually private, they rarely ruffle feathers. Now, one has. In his new book about Mr. Bush, "Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush," Fred Barnes recalls a visit to the White House last year by Michael Crichton, whose 2004 best-selling novel, "State...
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • Al Gore to publish book on global warming in April

    01/24/2006 12:29:59 PM PST · by Mogengator · 81 replies · 1,174+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/24/06 | None given
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's second book about global warming will be published in April with the title "An Inconvenient Truth," his publisher Rodale Books said on Tuesday. Gore, the Democrat who lost to George W. Bush in the disputed 2000 presidential election, has been a long-standing campaigner on environmental issues. The book is tied to a documentary of the same title about Gore's environmental campaigning which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday. It follows up on Gore's successful 1992 book "Earth in The Balance." Many scientists say global warming is melting...
  • Michael Crichton: Fear and Complexity [State of Fear + Why Politicized Science is Dangerous]

    01/04/2006 7:49:59 AM PST · by Tolik · 86 replies · 6,544+ views
    Michael Crichton ^ | November 15, 2005 | Michael Crichton
    Fear and Complexity The Independent Institute San Francisco, CA November 15, 2005 by Michael Crichton  Is this really the end of the world?  Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods? No, we simply live on an active planet.  Earthquakes are continuous, a million and a half of them every year, or three every minute. A Richter 5 quake every six hours, a major quake every 3 weeks. A quake as destructive as the one in Pakistan every 8 months.  It’s nothing new, it’s right on schedule. At any moment there are 1,500 electrical storms on the planet. A tornado touches down every six...
  • Request for Expanded Search Options on FR

    12/31/2005 6:48:14 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 35 replies · 585+ views
    Free Republic ^ | December 31, 2005 | Me
    It would be nice if FR allowed more search options. For instance: Author. I'm currently trying to find a Michael Chricton article about global warming that appeared as a thread a time back but none of the keyword or title searches have helped. I'm sure I could google both Chricton and global warming and probably find the link and then search for that title at FR, but wouldn't it be better to have that option within FR from the getgo. Just a thought; in reality, I don't know how much of a strain that would put on the search engine...
  • Sunspot Activity at 8,000-Year High

    12/17/2005 7:32:32 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 134 replies · 2,182+ views
    SPACE.com ^ | 27 October 2004 | Robert Roy Britt
    <p>Sunspots have been more common in the past seven decades than at any time in the last 8,000 years, according to a new historic reconstruction of solar activity.</p> <p>Many researchers have tried to link sunspot activity to climate change, but the new results cannot be used to explain global warming, according to the scientists who did the study.</p>
  • Wealthy Nations Owe 'Climate Debt' to Poor, Greens Say

    12/07/2005 6:51:03 AM PST · by ncountylee · 36 replies · 745+ views
    CNSNews ^ | December 07, 2005 | Marc Morano
    Montreal (CNSNews.com) - Environmental groups attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference have demanded that the U.S. and the other industrialized nations pay a "climate debt" to the poor nations for contributing to catastrophic, human-caused "global warming." "Let's face it, [the developing countries] are not responsible for the problem and yet they are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change," said Catherine Pearce, international climate campaigner for Friends of the Earth International (FOEI). Pearce spoke with Cybercast News Service at the 11th annual U.N. Climate Change Conference in Montreal. "It is total over-exploitation by the North[ern Hemisphere] and...
  • Can 'tipping points' accelerate global warming?

    11/28/2005 5:39:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 687+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/28/05 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - Rising temperatures trigger a runaway melt of Greenland's ice sheet, raising sea levels and drowning Pacific islands and cities from New York to Tokyo. In Siberia, the permafrost thaws, releasing vast frozen stores of greenhouse gases that send temperatures even higher. In the tropics, the Amazon rainforest starts to die off because of a warmer, drier climate. Such scenarios may read like the script of a Hollywood disaster movie but many scientists say there are real risks of "tipping points" -- sudden, catastrophic changes triggered by human activities blamed for warming the planet. "Even small risks in...
  • The Global Warming Code (State of Fear)

    06/03/2005 1:09:42 PM PDT · by worldclass · 18 replies · 975+ views
    Reason ^ | May 2005
    Michael Crichton’s technopolitical thriller State of Fear (HarperCollins) turns on a controversial notion: that all the talk we’ve been hearing about global warming—polar ice caps melting, weather systems sent into calamitous confusion, beach weather lingering into January—might be at best misguided, at worst dead wrong. It’s The Da Vinci Code with real facts, violent storms, and a different kind of faith altogether.
  • Retreat of Antarctic ice gathers pace

    04/21/2005 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Pete · 29 replies · 733+ views
    FT ^ | April 21 2005 19:03 | By Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent
    Glaciers in the Antarctic are retreating at an increasing rate, in what scientists said on Thursday was a clear sign of climate change. Most of the glaciers on the Antarctic peninsula, near the southernmost tip of South America, have retreated over the past 50 years as temperatures have warmed, according to a study from the British Antarctic Survey and US Geological Survey. Inland glaciers appear to be accelerating their descent to the ocean, threatening to raise the sea level. David Vaughan, one of the authors of the study, said: "The widespread retreat of the glaciers on the Antarctic peninsula over...
  • Global warming: Nuclear power no solution (Nutjobs have resorted to outright LYING alert)

    04/11/2005 11:36:15 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 857+ views
    Independent Media TV & Green Left Weekly ^ | April 13, 2005 | Jim Green
    Have the nuclear industry and its supporters suddenly gained an environmental consciousness? While they're not planning to close their dangerous, polluting reactors nor begin dealing responsibly with their legacy of toxic radioactive wastes, they are now professing deep concern about climate change — and argue that nuclear power is the only solution. Even environmentalists are turning to nuclear power, we're told. It's not true — you could count them on one hand — but the nuclear boosters and the mainstream media aren't letting the facts get in the way of a good story. Proponents of nuclear power downplay or ignore...
  • Discovery Channel Blows Its Top and Its Credibility

    04/11/2005 10:15:24 AM PDT · by runnerdog · 131 replies · 4,819+ views
    Free Market Project ^ | 04/11/2005 | Dan Gainor
    Had it appeared on the SciFi Channel, “Supervolcano” would have received little attention other than a few random reviews. Instead, it was broadcast on Discovery and was hyped even to the point of having trailers appear in movie theaters. According to the advertising, “This is a true story. It just hasn’t happened yet.”
  • Book Review: A sizzler to debunk global warming ~~ Michael Crichton's ..novel..., "State of Fear,"

    04/10/2005 10:00:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 1,191+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Sunday, April 10, 2005 | Steven Greenhut
    One of the many striking statements in Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, "State of Fear," comes in a footnote on page 43: "Since 1940 ... data have [shown] ... predominantly a cooling trend. ... The Greenland ice sheet and coastal regions are not following the current global warming trend."Forget the words, interesting as they are in the context of supposed worldwide warming trends. Consider this obvious point: They come from a well-sourced footnote in a best-selling work of fiction.Obviously, "Fear" is not the normal novel. It is, in fact, a jeremiad against junk science, against the politicized theory of global warming...
  • Climate Change In Pennsylvania (Barf Alert)

    04/04/2005 7:09:19 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 24 replies · 560+ views
    County Press ^ | State Rep. Greg VitaIi
    On Feb.15, the eve of the effective date of the Kyoto Treaty on global warming, I introduced the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (H.B. 500), which would represent an important first step for Pennsylvania in addressing global climate change. Our federal government's failure to sign on to the Kyoto Treaty makes it even more important for individual states to take action. Pennsylvania has a particular responsibility to act. Our state alone produces about 1 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, more than 105 developing nations combined. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, which was introduced with the bipartisan support of...
  • Give me a break: State of Fear

    04/01/2005 12:37:47 PM PST · by AZ_Cowboy · 28 replies · 1,316+ views
    TownHall ^ | 4/1/05 | John Stossel
    Michael Crichton's scary movies, like "Jurassic Park," have made billions. He has sold 100 million copies of his scary books. And now he's telling us: Don't be scared. He almost didn't write his latest book, "State of Fear." "I'm 62 years old," he told me. "I've had a good life. I'm happy. I'm enjoying myself. I don't need any of the flak that would come from doing a book like this." Flak is coming because the fear Crichton is questioning is fear of global warming. And as Crichton told me, "people's feelings about the environment are very close to religion."...
  • Half-Baked Alaska

    03/28/2005 3:20:03 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 420+ views
    TAS ^ | 3/28/2005 | Patrick J. Michaels
    The inexorable drumbeat of climate disaster stories goes on, but no one seems interested in checking the facts. The most recent assault on common sense comes from Alaska. There, Republican senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski are said to be favoring onerous climate change legislation sponsored by Arizona's John McCain. McCain thinks he can ride global warming all the way to the 2008 presidential nomination, by grabbing the horde of green-leaning California and Pacific Coast delegates that will be off-limits to his Southern competition, Bill Frist (Tennessee) and George Allen (Virginia), who oppose McCain's expensive, ineffective bill. McCain's bill will...
  • Global warming: 21st century eugenics

    03/05/2005 6:56:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 741+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/5/05 | Henry Lamb
    The most important point in Michael Crichton's runaway best seller "State of Fear" is his comparison of the global warming theory to the theory of eugenics. The theory of eugenics contends that the human condition would be improved through government-mandated selective breeding. The theory of global warming contends that government-mandated reduction in the use of fossil fuel is required to prevent catastrophic climate change. Francis Galton coined the term "eugenics" in 1883 to describe the practice of studied, selective breeding to improve the human race. It was a reasonable idea at the time, supported by the growing practice of agricultural...
  • Michael Crichton to defend "State of Fear" on CSPAN-2 Saturday, February 12 and 13.

    02/10/2005 2:16:21 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 21 replies · 1,620+ views
    Book TV ^ | Feb 10, 2005
    Michael Crichton spoke about science policy during a talk hosted by the American Enterprise Institute -Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. Mr. Crichton said that the politics of science often influence the results of scientific studies because certain groups have particular interests in the outcome of a test. An example would be a company that manufactures aerosol cans, funding a test about the effects of aerosol on the ozone layer. Mr. Crichton argues that for a study to be particularly fair, two different groups with opposing interests (when applicable) should conduct the same study at the same time and then...
  • The green 'State of Fear'

    02/03/2005 10:31:33 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 672+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | Suzanne Fields
    The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com The green 'State of Fear'By Suzanne FieldsPublished February 3, 2005          Michael Crichton is a high-tech, science-savvy Renaissance man in the 21st century. He has sold more than a hundred million books, which have been translated into 30 languages. Twelve became high-grossing movies. Children everywhere have "Jurassic Park" nightmares.     His books are so popular in China that when the calcified remains of a species of dinosaur was discovered there, the Chinese named it Bienosaurus crichtoni in his honor. In 1992, People magazine named him one of the "Fifty Most Beautiful People." Now a new kind...
  • Crichton's "State of Fear" conclusions on global warming unjustified say scientists

    01/28/2005 7:29:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 2,239+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | Thu, Jan. 27, 2005 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON - A provocative new novel that says fears of global warming are unjustified and stoked by an environmentalist-media conspiracy is taking Washington by storm. “State of Fear,” a novel by Michael Crichton, the best-selling author of “Jurassic Park,” and the creator of the TV show “ER”, compares scientists who warn of global warming to advocates of eugenics who said that the mixing of races would ruin the world’s genetic stock. In an appendix explaining his position, Crichton writes: “Nobody knows how much of the present warming trend might be a natural phenomenon. Nobody knows how much of the present...
  • The end of radical environmentalism?(Book Review: Michael Crichton's State of Fear)

    01/10/2005 1:32:33 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 2,213+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | 1 10 05 | Joseph L. Bast
    [State of Fear, by Michael Crichton. 603 pages. Published December 7, 2004, by HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover, $27.95. Available at www.Amazon.com.] Michael Crichton, the author of The Andromeda Strain, Rising Sun, Jurassic Park and other block-buster thrillers, has penned a novel that could profoundly change the national and even international debate over global warming. It's long overdue. Crichton's State of Fear, with a reported first print run of 1.7 million copies, is an action thriller that doubles as a scientific primer on global warming and other environmental topics. Crichton's protagonists -- a scientist, a lawyer, a philanthropist and two remarkably athletic...
  • Book Review: Fighting Fear & Debunking hysteria on global warming, by George Will

    12/23/2004 6:23:50 AM PST · by OESY · 20 replies · 873+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2004 | GEORGE F. WILL
    In today's segmented America, Michael Crichton's new novel "State of Fear" might seem to be just reading for red states.... The theory of global warming — Crichton says warming has amounted to just half a degree Celsius in 100 years — is that "greenhouse gases," particularly carbon dioxide, trap heat on Earth, causing . . . well, no one knows what, or when. Crichton's heroic skeptics delight in noting things like the decline of global temperature from 1940 to 1970. And that since 1970 glaciers in Iceland have been advancing. And that Antarctica is getting colder and its ice is...
  • Science Fiction

    12/21/2004 8:30:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 631+ views
    NRO ^ | December 21, 2004 | Iain Murray
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version December 21, 2004, 8:39 a.m. Science FictionMichael Crichton takes a novel approach to global-warming alarmism. By Iain Murray Michael Crichton's new blockbuster novel, State of Fear, begins with sex, violence, and oceanography. It's that sort of book all the way through, mixing the usual adventure novel clichés of beautiful young heroes, indestructible secret agents, and a plot to kill millions alongside hard science, including graphs, footnotes, and words like "aminostratigraphy." As such, the book is half a rip-roaring roller coaster of a read (as Edmund Blackadder would...
  • Michael Crichton, man of 'Fear' (gross bias in CNN review)

    12/14/2004 11:34:24 AM PST · by E Rocc · 20 replies · 1,325+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/14/04
    Yet many climate scientists have endorsed climate change predictions. Climate records continue to fall as many different regions experience warmer temperatures than they have in centuries. While it is always possible that the experts are wrong, that possibility diminishes with each passing year as evidence mounts for a connection between carbon dioxide emissions and climate warming.
  • A Chilling Tale

    In "State of Fear" (HarperCollins, 603 pages, $27.95), Michael Crichton delivers a lightning-paced technopolitical thriller that turns on a controversial notion: All that talk we've been hearing about global warming -- you know, polar ice caps melting, weather systems sent into calamitous confusion, beach weather lingering well into January -- might be at best misguided, at worst dead wrong. Think "The Da Vinci Code" with real facts, violent storms and a different kind of faith altogether. The book opens with the murder of an American graduate student studying ocean-wave dynamics. ("State of Fear" is the sort of thriller that makes...
  • Michael Crichton Takes on Global Warming in Latest Work

    12/11/2004 8:39:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus · 52 replies · 1,845+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 10, 2004 | John Stosel
    So often what you think you know may not be so. And it's a reason I love the book just out from America's top-selling thriller writer, Michael Crichton. He's the man who created the popular TV medical drama "ER," wrote "Jurassic Park," which ranks among the top 10 grossing films of all time, and much more. Crichton's books and movies have grossed more than $4 billion. Now, he's tackling global warming in his latest techno-thriller, "State of Fear."
  • Michael Crichton -- Planet Earth's novelist of doom

    12/09/2004 10:03:31 AM PST · by bagadonutz · 64 replies · 2,613+ views
    Slate ^ | Dec. 8, 2004 | Bryan Curtis
    Who dinosaured Michael Crichton? Was it a comet or just the responsibility of being America's prophet of doom? In his new book, State of Fear, Crichton once again ascends to the pulpit to warn us of an impending horror. Like the diabolical Japanese businessmen in Rising Sun and the corporate vixen in Disclosure, these new shadowy forces, Crichton says, lurk among us, poised to wreak havoc. They're among America's fiercest enemies. They're … environmentalists. State of Fear is a 600-page tirade about global warming. Crichton thinks environmentalists have become overheated about the threat and have substituted demagoguery for hard science....
  • Michael Crichton's "State Of Fear" (Expose Of PC Environmental Movement Alert) Vanity

    12/08/2004 12:26:23 AM PST · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 623+ views
    12/08/04 | goldstategop
    Michael Crichton's new novel "State Of Fear." (2005)