Michael Crichton, Inhofe says, was more than a fiction writer. He was a scientist and a medical doctor who held degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He was a visiting lecturer in physical anthropology at Cambridge University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute. Dr. Crichton set out to write a frightening book on global warming and, after extensively researching the subject, completely changed its tone. State of Fear instead lavishes attention on the political scare tactics and flimsy science that make up the movement.
Crichton, you might remember, publicly said climate change alarmist Al Gore was wrong.
And speaking of Gore, Inhofe relates an incident in which he pointedly asked the former vice president if he was willing to do what his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, asked of its patrons. In other words, would Al Gore change the way he lives?
Inhofe says Gore’s eventual answer was, “No.”
This hypocrisy is perhaps the most galling part of the hysteria surrounding the issue. Gore and his host of Hollywood acolytes are not about to give up their standards of living. They just want you and me to surrender ours.