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Richard Kenner

Kenner is a 39-year-old professor of geothermal engineering at MIT. He has a PhD in civil engineering from Caltech, graduating at the age of 20, and did his thesis on soil erosion in Nepal. He is a renowned climber who attempted an assault on K2, but was driven back by bad weather. He was also a contender for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, but didn't make the final cut. He is the director of the MIT Center for Risk Assessment, and acts as a consultant to the EPA, Department of Defense, and Department of the Interior in that capacity. Kenner holds a JD from Harvard Law and is well connected with powerful global interests in both business and various governments. He is an on-going consultant to the government of Nepal. Although his academic accolades are all legitimate, Kenner is actually something of a romantic, environmental super cop...

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