Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Asks What Do You Know about the Atmosphere. Sharon Kleyne Recommends Crash Course in Evaporation for Everyone.
Water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, wants you to understand what is going on with earth’s atmosphere, which is mostly water.
Kleyne wants you to imagine water in a closed jar with air space over it. “This is a system of two phases,” Kleyne asserts. “Most of the water is in a liquid phase as a result of the mutual attraction of water molecules.” Kleyne goes on to explain that the molecules are constantly moving. Every now and then, a molecule in the liquid phase creates enough kinetic energy that it is able to break away from the liquid phase and enter the gas phase. The opposite is also true. A vapor molecule collides with the liquid surface and condenses into the liquid. “Now this is a key point to understand,” says Kleyne. “At equilibrium, evaporation and condensation processes exactly balance. There is no net change in the volume of either phase.”
The earth’s atmosphere is a lot like the liquid and gaseous phases in that water glass. Atmospheric collisions between water molecules allow some to condense and others to remain as vapor. “But maintaining some degree of equilibrium is crucial to the process,” says Kleyne. “This is where we need to develop new research and new water technology to save our atmosphere and our beleaguered planet.” Kleyne urges education as the way to make a difference. “The more we learn about water,” says Kleyne, “the closer to better health and a rosy future we’ll be.”
And what happens if the atmosphere completely evaporates? Kleyne makes it clear that you do not want to see that scenario come true because it will spell doom for every living creature on the earth.