I hate to sound like this, because making light of someone’s death makes light of the pain his loved one’s may be feeling. But, Crichton has no familial relationship to me. All I know is that his greatest impact on the world was to drum up a bunch of non-sense about global warming being fake.
Look, I know that people are hyperbolic and alarmist in their reactions to global warming. It’s not ideal. It’s no excuse for war or whatever (yet). But it is serious, does affect the whole world, and, most of all, it is real and anthropogenic.