I don't disagree with the comments about the nature of Perrry's global warming input, but I am pointing out the absence of some balance on the issue. Crichton himself spoke of the religious aspect of global warming. Here is a brilliant, imaginative, extremely successful author and producer, but he did have a minority view on man made global warming. Given his perceived uncertainties about the cause of the warming, he thought attacking poverty in the world made more sense than spending billions trying to sequester CO2 back into the ground, etc. And at his death we have a largely critical discussion of him without even a suggestion that his global warming position could have an iota of merit.
I agree with Leggo. I saw a talk by Crichton where he basically said that he believed that man-made warming was real, he was not sure how much it was responsible for the overall warming and he was definitely sure we do not fully understand all the consequences of a Carbon Reduction strategy, good or bad. This is not at all like the bashing Rebecca gives him in this episode, very typical for her when she doesn't like someone's politics.
State of Fear is fiction, get over it. When other fiction writers make fun of unscientific evangelical Christians, that is OK...news flash it is all OK. Crichton is very well read on the topic and the evidence has matured since he wrote the book. Dismissing him as a global warming basher is pretty shallow and thoughtless, neither of which I would use to describe Cricthon himself, no matter how much he musses up the science, at least he is looking at the evidence.