* {{Anvilicious}}: If Crichton's other [[AuthorFilibuster filibusters]] fly over your head, the ending's about as subtle as Man-Bear-Pig tackling you, in which the [[spoiler:not very dead guy who appeared to be supporting the ELF]] more or less says "Focus on the third-world countries that are often the biggest offenders in polluting by tackling poverty, then you can work on climate change." Oh, he ''hates'' simulations, despite covering it with ''Literature/JurassicPark''. Simulations won't predict [[spoiler: tsunamis ruining your shit or car crashes.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: "[[{{Scandalgate}} Climategate and glaciergate]]" (the famous revelations that the graphs popularly used to calculate and predict the effects of GlobalWarming were...miscalculated) are either 1) [[VindicatedByHistory the first signs that the plot of the book is true, crumbling though a wall of lies]], or 2) [[HanlonsRazor minor technical errors]] that were caught by the media rather than peer academics, depending on your preconceived notions. Rorschach Gates, if you will- what you see in them depends on the contents of your thoughts, rather than of the gate.
* ScienceMarchesOn: One of the arguments against climate change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out (the apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data). Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.
** Amusingly enough, "Climategate" revealed the computer models used to calculate the effects of climate change were miscalibrated ''again''!