Although in the midst of a pandemic, Larry Pratt adheres to the thinking that our most serious problem is the existential threat to our planet. The result of that focus is Urgent Launch. He began his speculative fiction tale by rounding up years of research on the climate change subject and outlining a what if story. The author's imagination and experiences took over. The obvious need to develop the characters, and further explain the story line, caused the simple book to become two volumes. This is no surprise to those that know him: Larry's projects always seem to be more complicated than originally conceived - even when pursuing his woodworking hobby. The first title, Urgent State, has given birth to a recent request for book talks. Not wanting to give away the ending, Pratt has delivered the story behind the story at these gatherings. The printing of Urgent Launch now allows the readers and the curious to enjoy the conclusion. He wrote of a fictional series of events and the author encourages the public to dream of other, more favorable outcomes. However, please adhere to a Larry Pratt hard-and-fast rule that might explain the rose-colored glasses he wears - it must have a happy ending.