Climate of fear
Michael Crichton isn't the only science fiction writer who's taken catastrophic climatic change as his theme.
"The planet has a fever," Al Gore told Republican skeptics in Congress on March 21. "If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says, 'You have to intervene here,' you don't say, 'Well, I read a science fiction novel that says this isn't important."' (Full article: 640 words)
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