Greenhouse Redemption of the Planet Kraal

Greenhouse Redemption of the Planet Kraal

by Thomas A. Cahill
     
 

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Cloning a human for the planet Kraal's cosmic zoo probably seemed like a good idea at the time. As an old and technologically advanced civilization, the inhabitants of Kraal had the capability to launch an interstellar vehicle, land a probe on Earth, extract DNA from a human subject, and transmit his genetic data to Kraal, 6.2 light years from Earth. The members of

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Cloning a human for the planet Kraal's cosmic zoo probably seemed like a good idea at the time. As an old and technologically advanced civilization, the inhabitants of Kraal had the capability to launch an interstellar vehicle, land a probe on Earth, extract DNA from a human subject, and transmit his genetic data to Kraal, 6.2 light years from Earth. The members of Kraal's unscrupulous ruling elite masterminded the mission of duplicating a human from a DNA imprint for a self-serving purpose. They conceived the project as a way to distract Kraal's citizens from a looming ecological disaster that their mismanagement of Kraal's natural resources had provoked. The resulting runaway greenhouse effect already had devastated most of their world.
Despite intricate planning and elaborate controls, the human specimen, Rick, breaks away from his slanted psychological training and his powerful masters, and challenges the assumptions that are destroying the planet. His success triggers brutal suppression, prompting the previously submissive populace fascinated with the human to arise in revolt. In the process, the masses learn the dark secret about the looming planetary disaster. Kraal's attempts to recover something of its past ecology becomes, deliberately, a challenge to Earth, which is staggering closer to a tipping point in its own impending greenhouse climate collapse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937317157
Publisher:
EditPros LLC
Publication date:
01/11/2014
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Cahill, Ph.D., is a professor of physics and atmospheric sciences at the University of California, Davis. His early work at UCLA, in France, and in Davis, California, was in nuclear physics and astrophysics, but he soon began adapting physical techniques to applied problems, especially air pollution.
Past director of the Institute of Ecology at UC Davis, Cahill began work on global climate problems in 1980, specializing in the Arctic and global impacts of the Kuwaiti oil fires of 1991.
In 1994, he founded the UC Davis DELTA Group, which was instrumental in the massive International Global Atmospheric Program ACE-Asia (Asian Pacific Regional Aerosol Characterization Experiment) that focused on Asian atmospheric pollution in 2001.
In September 2001, Cahill volunteered his expertise to the problem of aerosols from the smoldering debris piles of the World Trade Center collapse. He was one of the first scientists to warn that workers at the site were at risk of serious health threats from the toxic metals in the air they were breathing.
In 2003, the DELTA Group began investigating aerosol impacts on the Greenland Summit for the National Science Foundation.

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