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State of Fear by Michael Crichton
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Oct 21, 2009

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Michael Crichton explains why Global Warming is, at best, a chimera, and at worst the scheming of a number of very greedy people.

He gives you the places to look to find his points - scientifically based and factual. But doesn't really get his point across when he focusses almost entirely upon the fact that we need to be dealing with pollution, but it's not Global Warming that we need to be focusing on. And that quick panicked reactions to a threat are often worse than the original problem.

The bad guys are very bad, including a tribe of cannibals thrown in who eat an annoying film star, and the hero is naive, but gets it in the end - both the girl and a greater understanding of what he needs to do to save us all, and provide clear scientific facts and well thought out far reaching game plans for reduction of pollution.

Like all Crichton works, expect detailed explanations to support his premise.

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