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Out of the Water Paradigm comes
Heat Accumulation, Planet Hotspots and WaterSinks™.

"The water dropped at the Water Paradigm Symposium at Sydney University May 2011, it was an ear opener. I ambushed Prof Wilhelm Ripl and received a personal sip out of the Water Paradigm cup of life".
Professor Wilhelm Ripl of the Technical University of Berlin says,"What is overlooked is the fact that intact vegetation 'actively' helps manage the small water cycle, and keep the earth cool by converting sensible heat to the latent heat of evaporation".
Just sit under a tree and be shaded from the sun and you'll be quite a few degrees cooler, and that's the effect the professor is talking about.
Please note: "Mans Unseen Footprint in Water" introduces an alternative source of heat other than generally being considered. General knowledge will serve to follow the logic presented - although a new viewpoint is helpful - that you look at it from the aspect of heat causing heat, not just CO2 causing heat.

We introduce the Thermoregulator - the role water plays in cooling the planet - and how the "water engine" works with the carbon cycle. By following the "heat trail" we are led to recognize an unseen consequence of man's current methodology of dealing with water - and how to see man's unseen footprint in water.
As we clear land and build cities, we notice heat is produced. On warm summer days, the air in an Urban Heat Island can be 6-8 degrees F hotter than its surrounding areas. There are fewer trees, shrubs, and other plants to shade buildings, intercept solar radiation, and cool the air by "evapotranspiration."

Buildings and pavement made of dark materials absorb the sun's rays instead of reflecting them, causing the surface temperatures and the air in proximity to rise. Hot air starts an upwards action rising. UHI's are well known as "planet heaters", but not so well known is it's counterpart in ecology.

Deforestation, dams, re-directing waterways and modern farming practices are also man's footprints - all play a role in either absorbing, reflecting, heat storage, evaporation, transpiration and dissipation of the sun's heat, but man has taken the concrete path. We disconnect - we separate the sky from the earth - we change the terrain and re-direct water - and this directly affects the systems that need that energy to function - like water and heat movement and the amount of heat stored, the amount of water available to evaporate and transpire to cool the air... and what happens when the pot runs dry but the stove is still on. All these areas where heat accumulates can be called Planet Hotspots.

Alter any system and it will attempt to restore itself, if it can't then a different system will become dominant. We attempt to change nature but nature will change according to nature's rules.
It would seem the 3 Gorges Dam is exemplifying the bottom-line, the unseen story of Man's footprint in water is seen in China, "Changes in water distribution changes heat distribution changes the weather.". John Zulaikha 2011.

The relationship between water and weather comes in big and small sun driven water cycles - and these cycles regulate temperature. When heat is combined with a "lack of water", temperature has no regulator.
By changing the distribution of water on the planet,
we have indadvertedly changed the distribution of heat.

By changing where heat accumulates,
can produce large changes in weather.

Divert the water to build a dam?
- yet the sun continues to warm the land anyway -
- and without water the land is vulnerable until it cracks under extreme pressure -
How can we reverse the drying?

When water is present there is heat dissipation; a cooling effect. Without water there is heat dehydration; drying then baking and depending on materials to heat magnification and finally combustion bursting into flames. Man's unaware ecological footprint... adds some warming, and it's all because there is less water available to transpire since we have plugged, sealed, covered and/or dried out the land. The good news is it's man-made, so it can be man-unmade. In stark contrast, ecology is designed to regulate itself - and at this opportune time could reflect upon the workings of the tree and it's function to cool - but cities, roads and dry soil will reflect and store heat - and efficient heat storage lingers for hours, days, years; depending on the specific heat capacity.

The proposition there is extra heat being produced by something else apart from CO2 might be controversial, but there is a certain undeniable logic that accompanies dehydration and heat - without evaporation your air-conditioner wouldn't cool - you'll have heat without dissipation.

Out of the Water Paradigm comes
Planet Hotspots
Man's unseen footprint in water

The plan to reduce global warming by reducing heat (albeit by reducing CO2) is to implement a LOW-CARBON ECONOMY with the obvious objective to discourage CO2 emissions... too much CO2 in the atmosphere is overloading the greenhouse - and the greenhouse effect heats the planet.

Yet from a heat perspective - the label LOW-CARBON is somewhat misleading and serves to blur the focus since we actually seek a LOW-HEAT ECONOMY.

Which begs the question "what are we chasing - CO2 or heat?"
"Is CO2 the driver of global warming or heat?"
And the penultimate question, "What is the thermoregulator?"

When it comes to pursuing terrorists, the United States government followed the "money trail" - we follow the "heat trail". It is said, the energy that the sun produces in one hour is enough to power the entire planet for a year. How does the planet behave and function with the immense amount of heat? Where does the heat go? How does the earth regulate its' temperature? What eco systems depend upon each other to maintain earth's climate? Follow the heat.
The greenhouse is a melting pot storing heat from many sources, not just CO2. Follow the heat.

"The sun evaporates a pond exposing and drying the ground until it hardens and cracks and becomes a bed of heat... and will stay hot into the night or until water returns" Follow the heat.

We know the greenhouse captures heat and reflects it back to earth heating the planet... but what is the device that regulates temperature? Follow the thermoregulator.
Towards an Integrative Climate Paradigm, Re-Coupling Carbon and Water Cycles

Unless you're amongst Sydney University, the Technical University of Berlin or People and Water NGO, Slovakia where this information is emanating, you probably haven't heard of Prof Wilhelm Ripl and Dr Michal Kravcik, but you may have heard about Peter Andrews, recently honoured with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

Mr Andrews' award is for "service to conservation and the environment through the development and promotion of sustainable farming practices". He is best known for advocating Natural Sequence Farming (NSF), a technique that restores natural water cycles, even in times of drought, by maintaining a cover of vegetation to stop the soil losing moisture and nutrients.

Peter Andrews' discoveries, which flip farming practices on it's head are actually soberly sensible. Instead of clearing the waterways so the river could flow uninterrupted (as our Australian government wants and even funds), against all odds, personal and professional, Peter placed rocks and trees to block and slow the water so the surrounding hills would have time to suck up (like a sponge) all the water they needed to become green, and then keep some water stored until the next rainy day.

If there's on ONE thing to learn from Peter Andrews it's,
"put the water in the ground".

Co-conveners Ariel Salleh, Political Economy, University of Sydney and Duane Norris, Natural Sequence Farming brought leading experts from Europe to meet with Australian pioneers in the respective fields of Water and Soil Carbon for a Symposium held at Sydney University Friday 6 May 2011. Towards an Integrative Climate Paradigm, Re-Coupling Carbon and Water Cycles.
Professor Wilhelm Ripl of the Technical University of Berlin says,"What is overlooked is the fact that intact vegetation 'actively' helps manage the small water cycle, and keep the earth cool by converting sensible heat to the latent heat of evaporation".
Unless you know what has been overlooked, the professor is asking us to ask a question, "What is overlooked?"... not about warming, or CO2, but "What is overlooked... is the conversion of sensible heat to latent heat". Just sit under a tree and be shaded from the sun and you'll be quite a few degrees cooler, and that's the effect the professor is talking about.

The ecology has natural cycles much the same as our breathing. We need air and ecology needs carbon and water. Carbon for the Carbon Cycle and Water for the Hydrologic, or Water Cycle. Without air we suffocate and die, very quickly - the same with trees, trees need water to breath.
If we have more heat being generated by the planet (and/or human activity) from an undetected or unchecked source - and while we are busying ourselves looking ONLY at CO2 and the greenhouse - this heat (according to those that believe the planet is warming) will runaway into dangerous climate change, and all effort will be in vain.
  • Thermoregulator: a device for the automatic regulation of temperature. Water of course is the thermoregulator for your radiator, for your body and for the planet. We all use water to prevent dehydration and getting too hot. Did you take your thermoregulator today?

  • Hyperthermia is an elevated body temperature due to failed thermoregulation. Hyperthermia occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate.
  • While you are trying to capture the CO2 from your cars exhaust,
    you forgot to put the thermoregulator in the radiator.

  • Without stored water in the land there can be no evaporation.
  • Without evaporation over the land there can be no dissipation, no cooling.
  • Without the cooling effect water evaporation provides - the suns relentless heat dries out the land - and the land has no alternative but to heat up.
  • As more land is removed from the planet's eco cycle, or partially altered, or completely covered with concrete and roads - they blanket the sky's connection to the earth - and become reflectors, heat absorbers accumulating heat storing the suns daily massive heat dump and become massive heat radiators (and you know what happens when you don't put water in your radiator:).
  • Roads are an easy example of how much heat the sun radiates to the planet - try walking with bare feet on a hot day - and of course notice the air is relatively cool. Observe the heat trail... "Where it's coming from, where it is, and where's it's going".

    Observation: "Heat comes from the sun but you don't feel the warmth until it hits your skin. It becomes apparent how cool the air is, that we live in, that we breath, as opposed to the road which has received exactly the same light, the same radiation from the sun, but is storing the heat and becoming blistering hot against your bare feet - you jump and hop until you find grass which is cool (because the soil holds water), even rocks can be cooler, but sand retains the heat (because it has no water to evaporate) and stays hot."

    All surfaces are receiving the same light and radiation - but different materials have different heat absorption capacity with different outcomes. Suffice to say, we have man-made global warming hotspots - which need to be added to the HEAT column and not ignored. The good news is there are solutions to cool down city and country hotspots, they just need to be implemented. But before implementation, awareness must open to inquire about the processes and to verify. Here's a opportunity for Changebusters to cooperate together.

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  • Whether it's your physical body overheating, your cars radiator, or the greenhouse effect heating the planet - eventually you will need water to avoid collapse through dehydration. You will sweat to keep cool until you have no more water to sweat. And so it is with the planet with cities and farms, roads and buildings and most importantly, soil. Your soil will become parched just like old skin.

  • We are experiencing land degradation through droughts and floods, but ecological water management has answers.

  • Observation shows us the physical visual line between Peter Andrews' property and his neighbours, everyone can plainly see the property line goes from green to brown. This is small cycle water management in motion - the Andrews' NSF method of managing the Water Paradigm.

  • Parched land becomes a heater - heat rises pushing air, pushing clouds away - rain falls over cooler places - parched hot land gets less water - less water makes for more parching - a continuing pattern of soil degradation.

  • Deserts are hotspots - cities are hotspots - concrete and roads reflect and magnify the suns heat - and soil and trees can be completely missing in a city covered in concrete. Although in Australia we have many trees in the city (urban city later) but when it rains, water is directed along the gutters (by-passing the trees) into storm pipes to the sea to prevent flooding, and good rain/drinking, gardening and/or flushing water is lost.

  • The suns heat is not only being reflected and contained by the greenhouse - the hotspots are accumulating and emitting the suns radiation.

  • Hotspots are the "heaters" of the planet and the greenhouse traps this heat too. Perhaps this is the missing heat unaccounted for??

  • It could be assumed, planet hotspots contribute a major portion of heat to the greenhouse which may or may not affect known outcomes of CO2.

  • And both are ever growing as we expand our cities covering the ground with concrete, by removing trees and ground-cover, by over taxing farming land and continuing to produce greenhouse gases.
  • HEAT
    A friend sent me an encouraging text taken from the recent findings. It read, " Tim Flannery and Will Steffen made it clear that options such as storing carbon in soil and tree planting would not be enough _fossil fuels had to be dealt with. Professor Steffen said: "There's a very good case for getting carbon back into the land, but if that's all you do, or if you use that to delay action on fossil fuel emissions, you will have gone backwards a long way. "We need to do both and we need to do both simultaneously, that's what the science is saying really clearly. It's a both/and rather than an either/or".
    Well, there it is.
    - sink CO2 and reduce CO2 emissions -
    the point is we have to sink H2O as well
    WaterSinks™ will saturate the soil providing the water needed to evaporate and dissipate heat.
    The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation. 1 Petawatt of energy is enough to supply a large city for 10 years. Since the energy that the sun produces in one hour is enough to power the entire planet for a year... wow! The heat accumulated by man-made hotspots is storing "some" of the suns heat and radiating it into the greenhouse, and the greenhouse gets warmer.

    Conspicuous by omission, the thermoregulator water ties the hydrologic cycle with the carbon cycle in a wholistic model - trees need water to breath - and CO2 to grow - hence we need to sink CO2 and water into the land. Granted sinking CO2 back into the land is KEY to sinking water (since soil without CO2 cannot readily absorb water) nonetheless, the thermoregulator of life is not included in discussion and not in focus.

    Whilst we only focus on CO2 - Nero fiddles Rome burns.
    Heat is accumulated instead of dissipating - land without water stores heat and blows hot air - just like when your car air-conditioning has no coolant - it blows hot air. All the roads, all the buildings, all the tar, it's mans' added footprint.

    Is it contributing to global warming, probably, but when it comes to the 3 million year old Hydrologic Water Cycle, we do not have to guess, but we do have to change how water is managed.
    Humour me. If we were to reverse man's footprint, we can pretend (1) footprint = (1) tree, (and the sun is 1 too) therefore, to reverse man's (1) footprint we would plant a (1) tree. The tree then works as an air-conditioner to cool the air, because the sun's heat is transpired by the tree. The sun is (1) A tree is (1) Man's footprint is (1). The sun sends (1) unit of energy to the tree which cools (1-1=0). If there is no tree, then the sun's heat (1) is NOT cooled but stored - and even though it is still (1) unit of energy, it can be easily thermally stored for a lot longer than it takes for the tree to transpire. With good insulation heat can be stored well into the night - that's (1+1=2) - hence man's footprint must also include heat storage.

    Hydrological cycle by Michal Kravcik, Jan Hronsky, Jaroslav Tesliar, Robert Zvara
    Water in the form of the rain, that falls on the earth’s surface of the Blue planet, is from Blue planet. Evaporated water from water level (oceans) and the lands (continents) gets into the atmosphere and creates a protective coating of the Blue planet. Saturated water steams make clouds and by the drop of the temperature they turn to rain. The raindrops fall on the earth’s surface and penetrate into the ground and make the groundwater. If there are too many drops they penetrate into the underground waters and later they spring on the earth’s surface, where they create streams and rivers. If there are extremely many drops the rainwater flows into the ditches, creeks and rivers.

    Ground water evaporates into the atmosphere and is a part of a little hydrological cycle. The underground water saturates the streams and creates the basic conditions for hydrological network of the creeks and rivers. The underground water and rainwater flows away by rivers into the oceans and belongs to a large hydrological cycle. By the lowering of the natural accumulation of waters in the soil, we lower the volume of water in the soil and the atmosphere, we increase the outflow of the rainwater by rivers to the oceans that increase the volume of water in the oceans. This means that the increased outflow of the rainwater from the continent will never return back on the continent, because the evaporated water from the oceans on principles does not increase.

    What can you/we do?
    WaterSinks™ Instead of allowing water from roof gutters to flow into drains - redirect the rainwater into your garden and make a pond - activating a local small water cycle will give soil a chance to hydrate and cool - and become a WATER SINK - each pond will become alive and active - inquire at your local garden center for special algae that will keep the water fresh and clean and not stale. WARNING: please consult your local council and law of the land before attempting any changes in water flow.
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    Water for the Recovery of the Climate - A New Water Paradigm
    M. Kravcík, J. Pokorný, J. Kohutiar, M. Kovác, E. Tóth

    In his groundbreaking book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith introduced the example of smiths who, even with the greatest of effort, could not make more than one pin per day. The division of labour increased production of pins twenty-fold and simple machines many thousand-fold, so that what was once a luxury item soon became available to even the poorest of families.

    This book is concerned primarily with the importance and origin of the wealth of water on land. Its ambition is to change the current practice of draining water from large areas of land, a process caused by deforestation, agricultural activities and the sluicing of rainwater out of cities. The draining of land means decreasing evaporation, the transforming of solar radiation into sensible heat and a change in the great flows of energy in the area. This has an impact on the circulation of water on land and a rise in extreme weather events.

    The authors of this publication see a solution to these problems in relatively simple rainwater harvesting and water conservation measures, the kind that people in different parts of the world applied for hundreds or even thousands of years. They served for the acquiring of new sources of water and are often identical to flood prevention and anti-erosion measures.

    With widespread use, they can multiply the amount of water which can be used by people, nature and manufacturing; at the same time, they can temper micro- and macroclimatic problems caused by the drainage of land and thus contribute to the recovery of the climate. The panel of authors, who all come from an environment of non-governmental organizations, offer this book to anyone involved with water and its management as well as to public sector institutions and private investors, and more or less every single citizen of our planet.
    Kuhn observed with surprise that the term "motion," unlike that of Newton's (and his own) understanding, means in Aristotle's physics not only a change in the position of the object being investigated, but also other changes, such as growth, a change in temperature, healing processes and the like.
    Just as Kuhn needed to free his mind of conventional ideas in order to understand Aristotle, an understanding of the work presented here may also require a certain distancing from some current popular theories and ways of perception. When, for example, this work speaks about water, so long as it is not specified otherwise, it means not only the water in rivers and in lakes which we can see, but also water in all of its states, forms and occurrences. Water vapor and clouds in the atmosphere are more than only poetic reflections of water in the ground and in open reservoirs. Water in living organisms, particularly in plants, is likewise the subject of our attention.

    Dr Michal Kravcik, People and Water NGO, Slovakia.
    Everything you ever wanted to know about Water Recovery
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    Water for the Recovery of the Climate :: A New Water Paradigm
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