RealClimate blog takes a look at Michael Crichton’s confusion

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I found it courtesy of a pointer in the Technology Review blog. Most of their early postings interpret the science and help make it accessible to the interested lay person. But, they’re also willing to take a look at how popular culture looks at climate science:

Michael Crichton s State of Confusion.
In a departure from normal practice on this site, this post is a commentary on a piece of out-and-out fiction (unlike most of the other posts which deal with a more subtle kind). Michael Crichton’s new novel “State of Fear” is about a self-important NGO hyping the science of …