Cooling Towers, Climate Engineering & Hurricane Harvey, Is There A Connection?
Harvey dropped over 25 TRILLION gallons of water in Texas and Louisiana. The immensity of water volume carried in our warming atmosphere by massive storms like Harvey is truly difficult to even comprehend (over 25 trillion gallons of precipitation). Though power plant cooling towers do create steam clouds under the right conditions, are power plant cooling towers really being covertly used to supply all the moisture for weather systems? Even for hurricanes? Is this even mathematically possible? Deluges and catastrophic floods are increasing all over the globe, what are the primary factors? Numerous activists have requested me to address the facts just mentioned, the 10 minute video below is my reply.
Again, though the water vapor emitted from cooling towers can and does create impressive cloud formations under the right conditions, this is a very different issue than being the primary mechanisms of Earth's atmospheric water vapor generation for fueling storms which is what some are falsely claiming. The primary driver of Earth's hydrological cycle is more evaporation from a warming planet and warming seas (which climate engineering is making worse overall, not better). If power plant cooling towers were a primary (or even significant) source of storm and hurricane moisture, why aren't hurricanes actually forming over land? If "ocean based water vapor machines" are the source of moisture for hurricanes, why has not a single "ocean based water vapor machine" ever been photographed or documented in any way?
GeoengineeringWatch.org reached out to a cooling tower industry expert / contractor for his opinion on this issue, his statement is below:
Cooling towers do not add excessive amounts of water vapor to the atmosphere, in fact that form of technology has greatly diminished over the last two decades. Evaporative cooling of water to in turn cool machinery has high maintenance costs, looses expensive water and chemical additives, plus is a potential source of Legionaries disease where in many metropolitan areas monthly testing in mandatory.
Advances in mechanical refrigeration have rendered cooling towers obsolete except in major power plants. New refrigerants that are ozone friendly, which are also up to 25 percent more efficient in their heat exchange capacity, coupled with larger condensers, micro electronic controls, and advances in compressor technology have replaced evaporative cooling towers in nearly all cases of new buildings and as old towers fail they are either eliminated or replaced with closed loop or just more efficient versions such as dry coolers.
Having spent over 30 years designing, installing, repairing and maintaining industrial manufacturing and power generation heating and cooling equipment I can state with complete authority, the argument of cooling towers adding significantly to atmospheric moisture is either misinformed, misinformation, or both.
Received Mechanical Contractors license in 1982.
Studied Computer Science at Uof Michigan
Studied Electrical Engineering at Lawerence Technological University
Was a consultant to the EPA on regulations concerning ozone depleting chemicals in the 1990's.
The sources who claim "power plant cooling towers are supplying all the moisture for clouds and storms" (even hurricanes over the ocean) often refer to patent # US 20100074390 A1 as proof of their claims.
But what is the real purpose of this "vapor generation" patent? The two excerpts below have been taken from the patent in question.
A cloud for blocking sunlight is formed in the sky from the water vapor jetted to reduce the temperature of the earth surface. This enables a weather modification without discharging any greenhouse gas, e.g., CO2.
How much power is required in order for this patent to even be feasable?
Provided that 10 nuclear fusion reactors each of a 1,000,000-Kw class are arranged, for example, vapor of a volume 10-fold that of each of the nuclear fusion reactors
To more completely understand the total irrelevance of the "vapor generator" patent, another statement from Mechanical Engineering / cooling tower contractor Geoffrey Taylor is below:
In this time of environmental crisis, ideas are crucial, but these ideas must be based on even the most rudimentary laws of physics and common sense. This is an absolutely absurd patent? Proposition? Word document???
It's pseudo technical language describes nothing more than using Fusion which doesn't exist yet, a test plant may come on line in 20 years, or a standard fission nuclear power plant to generate water vapor combating the suns rays.
First, water vapor is a poor reflector so using it as a basis for the invention is nonsense.
Second, the amount of energy needed for a global envelope of cloud cover is incalculable. One small hurricane produces 6x10to the 14th watts, 200 times the entire world wide power grid. We would have to build tens of thousands of nuclear power plants to maybe deliver enough power.
Third, to get the steam to the upper atmosphere would require 10 plus thousand feet of pipe 20 foot in diameter. Pushing the weight or "head" of the steam requires more power the higher you go. Water has mass, that is why it falls as rain. As the steam rises into the cooler atmosphere it will cool, condense and run down the pipe.
Next, Alkaline steam…. Boil water and the impurities stay while the water vapor rises, thats pretty basic.
Some sources theorize that hundreds of ships armed with fusion power plants and ten thousand foot smoke stacks will be roaming the ocean as well as countless more nuclear plants covering the globe, with their ten thousand foot stacks don't forget.
So much other nonsense can be easily disputed, common sense people. These are dangerous times, think and act with serious purpose.
Are there any existing facilities that have actually been constructed according to this patents design? None known. To be clear, this patent outlines a potential process to create artificial cloud cover, it does not claim the ability to function as a primary water source for producing precipitation.
The fight to expose and halt the climate engineering assault is the most critical battle we face. If we are to have even the slightest chance of prevailing, credibility is crucial. We must all investigate before coming to conclusions in order to ensure any information we share is actually credible.