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Fear, Complexity, & Environmental Management in the 21st Century
By Michael Crichton
I am going to challenge you today to revise your thinking, and to reconsider some fundamental assumptions. Assumptions so deeply embedded in our consciousness that we don’t even realize they are there. Here is a map by the artist Tom Friedman, that challenges certain assumptions... Some of you know I have written a book that many people find controversial. It is called State of Fear, and I want to tell you how I came to write it. Because up until five years ago, I had very conventional ideas about the environment and the success of the environmental movement.This is a speech given by Michael Crichton at the Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy in Washington, D.C. on November 6, 2005. Crichton is the author of State of Fear and several other best-sellers.