Michael Crichton has died

Famous author and outspoken climate change denier Michael Crichton died yesterday. As with any death, I feel for those who have lost someone they hold dear and do not wish to speak ill of the dead.

I think it is fitting, however, that today is the first day in a new chapter of American and perhaps world history. Today I am looking towards the future. One that might not come to pass, but a better one than I had hoped for even a few years ago.

[UPDATE: Joe Romm has a more thorough post on Crichton.]

[LATE UPDATE: ClimateScienceWatch adds more.]

2 responses to “Michael Crichton has died

  1. Michael Crichton’s death makes me so sad. I have had the best adventures with him through all of his books….and spent the time in between anticipating his whatever new book was in the works. RIP.

  2. Not to speak ill of the dead or anything. I used to be a fan of Crichton’s, until his more recent behaviour forced me to separate the person from his work. (The same thing happened a few years back for me with Orson Scott Card.)

    Here’s to the future, though. As Churchill said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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