|Michael Crichton's State of Fear / Environmental Impact of the Tsunami|
This radio broadcast examines the environmental and ecological impacts of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004. From coral reefs, to fish populations, to coastal habitat, how was the environment affected? And how might that affect the recovery of the people in the region? Plus, anectdotal reports suggest that most large mammals in the area escaped harm. There is discussion with a scientist about whether animals can sense an oncoming tsunami. This part of the broadcast is 37 minutes in length. A separate broadcast speaks with writer Michael Crichton about his book, State of Fear, which blends fact with fiction in a critical look at the science of global warming. Crichton presents some of the temperature and carbon dioxide data from his book. The Crichton broadcast file is 12 minutes and 5 seconds in length.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-542
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