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7 surprising global warming deniers

June 28, 2010, 11:10 a.m.
Michael Crichton with his book 'State of Fear'

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Michael Crichton

The late, best-selling science-fiction author Michael Crichton repeatedly called global warming an “unproven theory” and accused environmental organizations of “fomenting false fears in order to promote agendas and raise money.”

In 2004, Crichton published “State of Fear,” a novel that attacks climate science and climate scientists and one that critics call “deeply flawed.” Former President George W. Bush read the book and met with Crichton in 2005. The two “talked for an hour and were in near-total agreement,” according to The Weekly Standard.