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trailbiscuit
05-02-2006, 02:20 PM
Just a little something to brigthen your day:

http://www.climatecrisis.net/

Be sure to watch the trailer.

Since we all like to play outside, I figured there might be some interest out there. Or interest to get out there before things get too crispy.

Bob
05-03-2006, 10:16 AM
a good book on this very subject is 'State of Fear' by Michael Crighton.
A 'must read'

Puck
05-03-2006, 11:15 AM
a good book on this very subject is 'State of Fear' by Michael Crighton.
A 'must read'

My son read it, however. He enjoyed it, Crighton can weave a good thriller.
And that is all it is. Any statment of "Scientific fact" must be understood in its context...pulp fiction.

Bob
05-03-2006, 04:00 PM
No scientific 'facts' were ever referred to...read the book before prejudging it.
Or not

Puck
05-03-2006, 04:22 PM
No scientific 'facts' were ever referred to...read the book before prejudging it.
Or not

No I did not read the book but I did get many excerpts. I discussed the book at length with my son. It is easy for a fiction writer to make statements and then hand the smoking gun to a charecter in the book.

From J. Hansen et al. From J Hansen et al. (http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:BVzbDjRVjKEJ:www.desmogblog.com/system/files%3Ffile%3DHansen_Spotlight%255B1%255D.pdf+Cri chton,+Imhoff&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=7)

Clown
05-03-2006, 05:36 PM
I read the book and I thought it was very enjoyable. I like Crighton as a writer and have enjoyed some of his other books too.

NewHampshire
05-03-2006, 05:58 PM
Uggh, more about global warming....oh well. I guess the producers are entitled to make a movie on whatever they want.

Hey, if you guys want a good read that mixes science, adventure and natural history check out "Thunderhead" by Lincoln Child and DOuglas S. Preston. They are both experts in natural history, and they weave a good story about ancient Anasazi INdians in the wilds of the desert. Very good book.

Brian

Bob
05-05-2006, 11:24 AM
By David Roberts- "In Search of the Old Ones"

NewHampshire
05-05-2006, 12:04 PM
Thanks Bob, Ill check it out ;) !

Brian

Dr. Dasypodidae
05-05-2006, 06:41 PM
a good book on this very subject is 'State of Fear' by Michael Crighton.
A 'must read'

I have read Crighton's State of Fear and found it to be a right-wing piece of propagandic trash.

Daniel Eagan
05-05-2006, 07:54 PM
I'd like to point out that it's Crichton, not Crighton. Writers are very sensitive about spelling their names.