The physical mechanism of heat transport through water vapor from the warmer to the colder environments could serve as an inspiration for climate change experts on how to efficiently solve global climate change.
What does this solution consist of? Solar radiation, when reaching the earth’s surface, will initiate evaporation of water into the troposphere. Water vapor, together with latent heat, ascends to higher and colder layers of the troposphere, where it condenses and returns to the earth’s surface in the form of rain. Latent heat is released during the condensation of water vapor and heats up the colder part of the troposphere.
This is earth’s unique air conditioning system, which takes the heat from the lower part and transports it to the upper part of the troposphere. By doing so, it maintains the heat balance on continents of planet Earth, but under the condition that, there is constant abundance of water on earth‘s terrestrial surface. Without water, it is not possible to transport heat from the lower part to the upper part of the troposphere. The intensity of heat transmission from the lower to the upper part of the troposphere is reduced by the reduction of water on earth’s terrestrial surfaces. As such, heat accumulates at the bottom part of the troposphere. The intensity of heat accumulation at the bottom part of the troposphere depends on the intensity of dehydration (drainage of water) of earth’s terrestrial surface.
The logical conclusion is that more water in the ecosystems of continents implies cooling of the bottom part of the troposphere. How can we do it? Easily. It is necessary to preserve rainwater, which currently flows away from continents into oceans, and keep it where it falls. This reinforces the evaporation and outflow of heat from the lower to the upper part of the troposphere.
How much water do we need to keep on continents? Based on an expert guess, it is about 26 thousand gallons per inhabitant of planet Earth.
If every inhabitant of Earth takes measures to retain 26 thousand gallons of water (water retention measures), this will not only return water back to the continents, but it will stop the rise in ocean levels. This would protect current civilization from global climate change, and with it ensure greater food security and minimize growing global conflicts. How to retain rainwater on land? A host of methods, practices and innovative technologies exist to retain rainwater where it falls without impeding human activity.
Our international team has therefore decided to establish the global initiative Rain for Climate, which is the result of over 2 decades of research in the field of extreme weather. Through this initiative, we want to show the path towards a more effective and beneficial way of stopping the climate change and revert its consequences.