We are living in perilous times, according to a significant anxious portion of the world's population. We are being told that our planet is in a path that leads to uncontrolled warming from the sun, because we have been burning fossil fuels at dangerously high rates for too long now. The critical connection established by a vocal segment of the scientific community is the presence of ever-increasing levels of carbon dioxide gas from various energy/materials-producing operations, or just from plainly existing in this world. Another significant fraction of the world's population does not believe that human existence is in any danger at all despite what the anthropogenic or man-made climate change (CC) proponents have been preaching for more than a decade now. To round out the camps, some people just do not care; but one can infer from their actions the lack of decisiveness or the tendency to retreat into cozier and/or simpler lifestyles. This book is meant to augment the current debate on the CC issue, based on scientific concepts and methods used by the author in the field of chemical engineering. Ideas that are presented in this document are not to be considered as the last word on the CC debate. Instead they are formulated to provide a middle and hopeful ground on this contentious subject – one that will spur nations of varying capabilities and persuasions into conscious actions to continue to preserve our planet and our common humanity.
In this book, the author presents critical mechanistic connections between the formation of underwater waves from catastrophic thermodynamic phase changes deep in the ocean and prevailing climate changes, including the more disruptive climatic events (such as the El Nino phenomenon).
It should be expected that time-dependent (dynamic) measured climatic variables (such as global carbon dioxide ocean uptakes, sea surface temperatures, atmospheric temperatures, sea levels, etc.) from human-caused (anthropogenic) carbon dioxide emissions will have a well-behaved smooth-curve dynamic pattern. This is because the atmosphere where emissions are mostly released is a relatively good fluid dispersion system for anthropogenic carbon dioxide that is also uniformly absorbing of the sun's energy. Whereas, it will be shown in this book that effects of natural intense localized temporal energy releases from the oceans will have a distinct dynamic signature, and should show as a series of peaks in various time-dependent plots.
Time-dependent peaks of climatic experimental data are still significant instead of being completely overwhelmed by the anthropogenic dynamic signature. Various climatic data will be shown in this book to be mechanistically linked to dynamic peaks associated with catastrophic energy absorptions/releases, with cycles currently revealed in mean seasonally adjusted global measurement data that are recurring at 1-7 peaks per decade. These climate change cycles have not been adequately explained by current concepts, even though they have usually been recently occurring as a yearly cycle.
In conclusion, with better understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of global carbon dioxide releases, it seems to be feasible to formulate engineering solutions to manage these above-mentioned catastrophic climate cycles from the deepest sections of the oceans. The possible attainment of a manageable global equilibrium of climatic behavior is the goal that the author aspires to communicate to the readers. It should also be noted that the mechanism outlined in this book to explain climate change-related behavior has been used by the author to explain some other ocean mysteries, such as El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, the volcanic torus, large deep ocean solitary waves or solitons, and other interesting revelations.