Blue versus Green water
‘Blue Water’ versus ‘Green Water’
The Earth cools itself through the evaporation of water and reflects sunlight through the formation of clouds. In this process we distinguish between ‘Green’ and ‘Blue’ water. The physical characteristics of green and blue water are exactly the same, the colors refer to the different processes in which the water is used.
‘Green water’ is water that is released into the atmosphere by trees and plants through leaves (as we humans sweat), this is called evapotranspiration and is an active process by living nature.
Evaporation of water directly by the sun where no living nature is involved, we call ‘Blue water’ and is a passive process, we simply call this evaporation.
This definition is partly inspired by the definition of Green and Blue water definition by Garrison Sposito.
Elements of the
‘green water’ cycle
The healthier the soil, the more life present in it and the more ‘Green Water’ this soil can buffer.
In addition, a healthy soil can also store more carbon.
To make one molecule of glucose, a plant or tree performs photosynthesis under the influence of sunlight. It converts six molecules of CO2 and six molecules of water to one molecule of glucose and six molecules of oxygen.
The phase transition from liquid water to water vapor takes a lot of energy which is stored in the water molecule. So trees trees charge the water molecules and the cycle through evapotranspiration .
Depending on the species and location, a tree evaporates at least 100 molecules of water for every molecule of CO2 that is captured.
As long as water is in the water vapor phase, water carries this energy and function as carrier of energy within the energy water cooling cycle.
Warm moist air rises and transports the energy upwards.
The Brazilian rainforest evapotransporate during the day per second the equivalent of about 15 atomic bombs per second of energy.
A healthy forest also produces large amounts of microscopic organic matter particles, which are crucial in cloud formation.
The energy is being released in the form of PETA infrared radiation when water vapor turns back to water and forms clouds.
Groundbreaking research has been done in this area by Perel’man and Tatartchenko, two former Soviet scholars.
The water vapor attaches itself to the organic aerosoles and forms clouds. A healthy forest produces enough dust particles to create powerful clouds.
Strong and powerful clouds is a crucial condition for reflecting sunlight and thus preventing it from reaching the Earth’s surface.
When the clouds are saturated, water returns to Earth through rain. In the Brazilian rainforest, water is recycled an average of seven times before it flows back to the ocean via the Amazon River.
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In the short video the working of the ‘Biotic Pump’ is explained.
Deforestation has ensured that not only the amount of ‘Green Water’ has decreased, but also the power of the ‘Biotic Pump’ and has thus contributed significantly to global warming.
Chain of high-quality green structures starting from the coast and preferably connected to another coast.
Ecological soil management
Preservation and restoration of existing high-quality green structures.
Green structures that support each other instead of competing with each other
Relieving existing high-quality green structures such as primary forests by upgrading the land to high-quality green structures.
Combined multiple land use for optimal yield potential and recovery of cooling capacity.
Ecologically balanced product mix per surface.
Price in positive and negative effects to enable radical land management including agriculture.