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Senior R&D Engineer
Technology & Society
Mechanical Design Engineer
THERMODYNAMICS OF WATER-A PERSPECTIVE ON GLOBAL WARMING - By George SylvestriIntroduction
You collectively represent a diverse group of adults with careers in many different fields. In my efforts to understand the issues concerning global warming, I have read the literature extensively and attempted to develop my position on the issue based largely on the writings of others.
About a month ago I came to the realization that I could confront the issue from an entirely different perspective. Throughout my engineering career I have focused on water in its various states and its use in a branch of science called Thermodynamics. Thermodynamics relates to the conversion of heat into work and vice versa.
In the essay that follows I have used some of the concepts presented in Thermodynamics and I have explained the various terms and processes in a way that would be understandable to all of you, many of whom have essentially no scientific background. If I have succeeded in this endeavor, I would be greatly gratified. Moreover, you may realize that global warming, as presented by its supporters, is inconsistent with a branch of science called Thermodynamics, despite the protestations to the contrary that global warming is based solely on science.
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SOME THOUGHTS ON ACTIONS-POLICIES AND THEIR RESULTS By George Sylvestri
Winston Churchill made the observation, “Those who fail to learn history, are doomed to repeat it.”
We can look at past actions/policies, whatever the endeavor, and obtain an insight into the advisability and consequences of current and future decisions. Those past actions/ policies may have had favorable results, or they may have had disastrous unintended consequences no matter how commendable the intentions were. Whatever the results, they provide a basis for evaluating current policies and initiatives.
The unintended consequences of specific actions and policies relate to all of the organizations that are involved to some degree with electrical power activities. The organizations involved include the electric suppliers, the legislative branch of government, the executive branch, the judiciary branch and the regulatory agencies (federal, state and local). The intent of this writing is not to cast aspersions on the individual agencies but to obtain insight into the consequences of their decisions.