I actually did just read Michael Crichton's State of Fear, and while I did briefly feel a sort of giddy relief while thinking that maybe, just maybe, my daily activities were not contributing to the destruction of the planet, the feeling did not last long. Funnily enough, the reasons for the good feeling's demise were prompted by Crichton's own comments, to read more about the problem before deciding whether abrupt climate change was in fact real.
In doing so, I came across many quite compelling articles outlining where Crichton himself went wrong, and/or graphs at least as convincing as those in Crichton's book and pointing — quite literally — in the opposite direction. I simply offer several of them for those who may wish to pursue further:
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