State of Fear

by Michael Crichton


I’ve always enjoyed Crichton’s work. I mean, the guy who brought us “Jurassic Park” is simply a great storyteller. However, in this work, he pulls back the covers to reveal just how deeply many environmentalist groups have bedded down with political causes.

Not only does he create a page-turning story, but he sheds light with endless documentation on the question of global warming. Turns out, it’s become more politico-science than pure science, and there’s not compelling evidence available to suggest that global warming is caused by the human-industrial factor like the media and lobbyists would leave us to believe.

I appreciated being able to learn while being entertained. Few writers today can pull that one off.

On this day...