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RE: [greenyes] Chrichtons book


Correction: "*generation* of tsunamis"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Bloom [mailto:spbloom@no.address]
> Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 10:37 AM
> To: greenyes@no.address
> Subject: RE: [greenyes] Chrichtons book
>
>
> There are two articles on www.realclimate.org (run by climate scientists)
> dealing with
> the bad science in some detail; look for the link to "State of Confusion" on the right
> side of the main page. The site also has an amusing April 1 Crichton parody under the
> title "Advent of Spring" (e.g., just six months ago scientists were claiming that the
> northern hemisphere is cooling, but now they contradict themselves by claiming it's
> warming); Crichton's stuff is on the same level.
> It's not so much a matter of the contents of the novel itself (which
> includes Crichton's
> usual poor character development as well as some scientifically ludicrous ideas such as
> the artificial generous of tsunamis), but his use of footnotes and an appendix that he
> claims grounds the novel in actual climate science (which it demonstrably does not).
> Crichton *knows* that his claims are scientifically wrong because he talked
> extensively to
> climate scientists (real ones, not the ExxonMobil-funded crowd) while writing
> the book; my
> suspicion is that he took his inspiration as to this approach from DaVinci Code
> author Dan
> Brown, who to this day (and to the apparent great benefit of sales) maintains that
> everything in his book is true.
> -- Steve Bloom
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Biddle [mailto:Dbiddle@no.address]
> Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 3:48 AM
> To: Thomas Vinson-Peng; greenyes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] Chrichtons book
>
>
> See my sort-of-review at
> http://www.getunderground.com/underground/features/article.cfm?Article_ID=1811
>
> It?s a painful exercise, but important to read nonetheless.
>
> db
>
> on 5/5/05 7:04 PM, Thomas Vinson-Peng at tvinson@no.address wrote:
>
>
> Who has read State of Fear? What do you think?
>
>
> Thomas Vinson-Peng
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> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 3:20 PM
> To: greenyes@no.address
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