Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
Water vapor, also known as humidity, is Earth’s most important and abundant greenhouse gas, says water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne. Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water company specializing in fresh water, health and dehydration research, and product development. As part of her personal commitment to water education, Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
The water and health researcher, and radio commentator, spoke in response to Al Gore’s most recent interview on global warming. Kleyne was concerned that during the Al Gore interview, there was no mention of recent environmental changes in the all-important airborne water vapor that keeps every living organism alive. Water vapor is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the Earth atmosphere.
The most recent Al Gore interview on global warming appeared in the Washington Post Online, August 21, 2013 in Ezra Kleine’s article, “Al Gore explains why he’s optimistic about stopping global warming.”
The greenhouse effect caused by water vapor, Kleyne explains, is illustrated by the fact that in low humidity desert areas that are extremely hot in daytime, nighttime temperatures can drop to below freezing. In more humid areas, such as New Orleans, the daytime high might be considerably cooler but difference between the daytime and nighttime temperature may only be a few degrees. This has to do with water vapor’s ability to selectively absorb infrared radiation from the Earth.
The most important and abundant greenhouse gasses, according to Kleyne, are (1) water vapor (36% to 70%), (2) carbon dioxide (9% to 26%), (3) methane (4% to 9%), and (4) ozone (3% to 7%). (From Kiehl and Trenberth, “Earth’s annual mean energy budget,” American Meteorological Society, 2006). The importance of water vapor as a greenh
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