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Michael Crichton and the End of Radical Environmentalism

January 1, 2005

Michael Crichton’s State of Fear does not mark the beginning of the end of radical environmentalism.

Michael Crichton’s State of Fear does not mark the beginning of the end of radical environmentalism. Public support for the movement was already shrinking as its Chicken Little predictions failed to come true and its obsolete big-government ideology put it far outside the political mainstream. But Crichton’s remarkable book may mark the end of the beginning, and the start of a “new environmental movement” that puts science ahead of ideology and the legitimate interests of the everyone ahead of the careers of a few.

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Joseph Bast is a Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy.
jbast@heartland.org @JosephLBast