HomeEnvironmentInhofe vs. O'Brien Inhofe vs. O'Brien Lorie Byrd October 3, 2006 Environment 6 Comments Here is another global warming story to ponder. This one has the added element of CNN reporting and a fictional movie. Update: Ha! Just To Change Things Up A Bit Dow Hits All Time High Related Posts Conservatives Beating Bill Nye the Global Warming Guy, But Obama to the Rescue The EPA rejected Dutch skimmers because they don't clean the water to its 99.9985% purity standards Massive Response To BP Oil Spill Dwarfed By Obama CYA Operation About The Author Lorie Byrd 6 Comments Lee October 3, 2006 This post reminded me of this clip, citing the popularity of a fictional television program as being a “national referendum supporting torture”. RightWingDuck October 3, 2006 Lorie, I hardly ever pimp my blog at Wizbang, but I DO have a post at IMAO that talks about this ;0) With “real” pictures and everything. Earl October 3, 2006 Seriously. Any use of a work of fiction as a point of reference for the question of global warming is totally ridiculous. Mitchell October 3, 2006 Earl, that’s a crock. If you had actually read the book, you would see a lengthy bibliography of scientific literature on the topic, and a separate “prologue” in which the author gives his own opinion re global warming. The work of fiction is separate from these two elements. Given his research on the topic, I am inclined to listen to Crichton before I’d take Miles O’Brien’s view of things. Earl October 3, 2006 Yes, I’ve seen the “lengthy bibliography of scientific literature on the topic.” But unlike you, apparently, I’m also aware of plenty of complaints of that Crichton misrepresented plenty of the scientific work. (Here’s an example.) Hate to break it to you, but you’re doing exactly what Crichton hoped you would do – take his word for it, without actually studying any of the evidence yourself. Mitchell October 4, 2006 I’m with Crichton until we get more transparency in funding and in the bias that runs deep in the debate. Right now, it’s like a trial, where any hired gun can show up and contradict the other side.