"Thank you, to everyone who's answered the call. I'll be in touch very soon with some updates. Meanwhile, you can watch the latest ABC Australian Story 'Hope Springs' on ABC iView at https://www.abc.net.au/austory/hope-springs/10395974."
~ Peter Andrews OAM
The 'Biotic Pump' and its effect on climate - the importance of plants
Peter Andrews, 15 August 2018
What people need to remember is that the old explorers used to find islands and land by spotting the cloud formations above them. But when the land gets too hot, the clouds form over sea.
The evaporating surface of a well-vegetated landscape can be 10-20 times greater than that over the sea, because the sea is only evaporating at the surface layer. In a rain event on well-vegetated landscape, 70 percent of the water that comes down has been through a plant. These are all tested and proven measurable scientific facts.
The next thing is the expansion rate of water as it is evaporated by plants and it gets the transpiration and the cooling of photosynthesis. That requires a lot of water to cool it.
So, collectively, the land gets loaded with this huge gaseous water vapour which, as soon as the sun goes down, shrinks, and draws the evaporated water off the sea onto the land. A Russian group of scientists have called it the “biotic pump”. (1)
From extensive science, 14 groups came together with this information and produced a book called “The International Journal of Water” which was fully peer-reviewed. (2)
See “The Biotic Pump: Condensation, atmospheric dynamics and climate” by Anastassia M. Makarieva, Victor G. Gorshkov, Int. J. of Water, 2010 Vol.5, No.4
2. See “Special Issue on Water and the Complexities of Climate", International Journal of Water, 2010 Vol. 5 No. 4, Guest Editor: Associate Professor Ariel Salleh
From drought intensity to 'Field Capacity'
Peter Andrews, 19 August 2018
These extreme climate events that are happening all around the world right now are only helping us to sit up and take a bit more notice of what should be obvious.
The Australian landscape science is clearly showing us how we can recreate an automated agricultural production system that generates the highest possible outputs at the lowest costs imaginable, and thus presents to us all, the greatest opportunity ever.
These simple facts have been shown to support rainforests from the tip of the north to the bottom of the south, with effective plant coverage right across the landmass, supporting the most diverse megafauna the planet has ever seen prior to human interventions.
The Australian landscape science guarantees that when we apply its principles and follow its laws, then plants can function at the maximum level of efficiency, which is called Field Capacity. Plants manage a perfect climate for us to live in and this is the greatest opportunity that is available for us to recreate today.
I’m not the inventor of these things, I’m merely an observer of a scientific process, that all Australians can take advantage of!
The information on how we can simply and affordably rehydrate the Old Australian Landscape has been available for more than 40 years. We have the very best information available, verified by the most rigorous science. Our policy is that the processes involved must be of utmost honesty and integrity. Everyone is welcome on our journey forward. Let's make it happen!"