As a medical doctor, general science and science fiction expert and holding one or more role as author, producer, director, screenwriter in such popular films as Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, and Westworld and many others, Michael Crichton, M.D., was a fiction and medical and science non-fiction writer extraordinaire.
In his writings, Crichton details the fallacy of Carl Sagan’s nuclear winter and Harvard scientist, Frank Drake’s equations relative to the Global Warming “crisis”.
Crichton researched the issue and was involved in a debate in 2007 hosted by the Intelligence Squared organization together with world-renowned scientists debating the merits of the “man-made global warming crisis.”
The motion on the floor and the subject of the debate was “Global Warming is Not a Crisis”. Crichton was on the side for the motion. The pre-debate poll indicated that 57% were against and 30% were for the motion. The post debate poll indicated that 46% were for and 42% were against the motion despite the historical bombardment by the media echoing the catastrophic and imminent danger.
Most of the objective observers came to the definitive conclusion to a scientific certainty and considering all the widely recognized and available scientific data that there is no evidence of a “crisis”. Furthermore, all subsequent and un-biased measurements of world-wide average and historical temperatures has shown no evidence of an increase of more than three degrees over the last or next 100 years give or take a statistical error of plus or minus 3 degrees.
He consistantly repeated that he believed that the earth was getting warmer but that there was no evidence that it was mostly man-made or that it would be more that three degrees over the next 100 years. However, for his conclusion’s he received many death threats some of which required follow up on by the authorities.
Although he was undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, Crichton's physicians and family members had been predicting a full recovery when he unexpectedly died on November, 2008 at the age of 56.
Not withstanding the lack of a global warming "crisis” or climate change “crisis" , (in the event the planet, as very ancient history indicates, might get colder) even dogs don’t poop in their own beds unless given no other choice no matter what the temperature.