Bush's Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists - New York Times: "Mr. Crichton, whose views in 'State of Fear' helped him win the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' annual journalism award this month, has been a leading doubter of global warming and last September appeared before a Senate committee to argue that the supporting science was mixed, at best.
'This shows the president is more interested in science fiction than science,' Frank O'Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch, said after learning of the White House meeting. Mr. O'Donnell's group monitors environmental policy. "
Bush and Michael Crichton? A perfect match that makes my cry. I can't help but pay some attention when fiction meets politics, but this is just oh so sad. And the Gas award for journalism to a fiction author--priceless.