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RE: [greenyes] Chrichtons book

There are two articles on (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

It?s a painful exercise, but important to read nonetheless.


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?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen N Weisser [mailto:stevew@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 3:20 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Media Release - New technologies bring more green
products to catalog offering - now available

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