Chapter 22 Thermo Case Study

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Story 22. Kilimanjaro By the middle of 1996 Thermo’s keen instruments were already noticing that a warming trend had recommenced across the planet as he was flying around collecting data, which was disturbing to Dr. Carson and many of his colleagues. Data was beginning to indicate that most glaciers were receding world-wide. Carson wanted Thermo to take his first flight over the famous Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa where climatologists had been noted changes in ice covering the upper portion of that volcano for decades. Since Thermo by the mid-1990’s had such a big stake in his creator’s work, Carson wanted Thermo to get a first-hand look at melting glaciers. Thermo loved breathtaking views, and Africa was always a sight to behold from above. This time around Thermo was unencumbered by any flying partners, such as Fluffy and Puffy, so he was free to explore the mountain. Thermo flew over animal preserves spotting plenty of giraffes, zebras and elephants. Of course, Thermo did not want to run into any of Carbo’s hench molecules, which had been trying to harass if not pick off any scientists on the mount. Carbo could not do anything about satellite observations, but he would dearly love to prevent more ice core work. Of course, Kudzu or other…show more content…
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