Michael Crighton’s novel - State of Fear. This was a huge disappointment. He uses the novel to attack the credibility of the extreme environmental movement. Now I have no problems with that - they need to be attacked. But he overdid it by turning the novel into a lecture on the myths of global warming etc. For people like me who are already sceptics, it was way way overdone. Every second conversation of the characters was one person stating a well known ‘fact’ and then the hero demolishing it. Would have been okay once or twice, but in the end it destroyed the flow of the novel.David Farrar in 2007:
National has just done a press release highlighting the hypocrisy of David Parker preaching overseas about the need to end global deforestation, when their own policies in NZ have led to deforestation...Deforestation contributes to global warming, so goes totally against the rhetoric of carbon neutrality.[Emphasis Mine]
Now, I'm not the cynical type so I'm just sure that Dave's change in opinion on global warming must be more than opportunistic tacking with the wind shifts of the National Party. But seeing as I can't find any clear mea culpa's on Kiwiblog I'm left guessing as to what it might have been that sparked his epiphany. The latest IPCC report perhaps????