Crichton went with the crowd-pleasing condemnation of private jet-flying liberals (very popular, even among the private jet-flying Eastsiders present) and the apparent hypocrisy of people who think that global warming is a problem using any energy at all.https://en.everybodywiki.com/Speeches_by_Michael_Crichton
He also suggested that private jets be banned as they add more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for the benefit of the few who could afford them.
I don’t think this generation of climate activists would agree with Crichton’s overall perspective on the issue.
Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kw/crichton.html
Update: Actions have consequences. Don’t piss off the oligarchs.