July 17, 2004

Mr. John Bernier
Richmond, Virginia

Dear Mr. Bernier:

Before offering an explanation for the growing extremes in weather--drought in the West and torrential rains in the East--please consider my past accomplishments

  1. Completed undergraduate requirements at So. IL. University in two years, cum laude. One semester I ace'd 24 hours of coursework. I completed a year of organic chemistry in two months.
  2. In the US Navy I scored a record high on the electronics final comprehensive exam--basically a BEE degree w/o the social sciences.
  3. In high school, I was self-supporting through working 40-50 hours per week but on my college boards I scored 99% in Math, 97% in Science and 95% in social sciences.
  4. The enclosed filelisting of the documents composing the websegment on the proposed drought/downpour phenomenon is almost 1000 pages. Please note redundnant presence of major, respected primary news originators and communicators: NASA, NYT, WSJ, WashPost, and government agencies.

I have other achievements but these focus on my strengths in the basic sciences (electricity, chemistry and physics) which are essential to seeing the proposed relationship Ironically, the relationship focuses on the rising levels of CO2, arguing that long before global warming from rising CO2 kills us, the dessicant (water-absorbing) properties of CO2 drastically alter the weather patterns. Everyone knows about how CO2 soaks into water, e.g., pop, beer and ocean sink. But no one has considered the water-philic impact of increasing atmospheric CO2. It stands to reason that if you increase atmospheric CO2 that it will change precipitation characteristics which it does, e.g., dew point.


  1. Rising CO2 molecularly binds water into globular clusters of either 35:1 or 156:1 ratios (water:CO2) which alters dew point and precipitation. (documented)
  2. This is especially true downwind from major concentrated sources of CO2:
    1. Oil fields: The burning or flaring of commercially useless natural gas releases massive amounts of CO2 that act like a dessicant downwind.
      1. The 1930's Dustbowl drought and encore 1950's Drought correlated with the oil production rise and fall in the Texas oil fields, first East Texas and then West Texas. Prevailing windpatterns over Texas explain why the Dustbowl and Tornado Alley were the same. Blaming farming practices of the era misplaces the primary cause of the duststorms.
      2. The East African drought which has, like all droughts, caused massive human upheavel can be correlated to the upwind oil production on the Arabian Peninusla. Especially specific were the months when the drought went away in 1973-1974 the same months of the OPEC embargo which reduced Arabian oil production by 75% to 95%. (I have numerous NASA space shots of the 1991 Gulf War burning of Kuraiti oil wells with the smoke plumes curving to the southwest over the Horn of Africa.)
      3. Drought problems in the US Northwest can be correlated with the rising CO2 production from Alaska's Prudhoe Bay and Canadian production (Edmonton Oilers) delivered to West via the Alberta Clipper. One of the best overlaps was a picture of fire conditions in Western Canada ("Dugouts" from Canadian Government) with a map showing Canadian oil production. Other foci are noted on enclosed tentative homepage.
    2. Forest fires: The massive release of CO2 from forest fires soaks up moisture.
    3. CO2 has been used to clear fog-bound airports. The interesting thing to note here is how the CO2 water-bound clusters have a different dew point as well as become invisible. Satellite weather sequences show massive storm systems developing out of the clear that have damaging winds and torrential rains which is explained next. As a weatherman, think about it. Weren't you trained to predict weather based on distant masses of moisture which you could see, e.g., I watched with interest Isabel from the moment it appeared as a tropical depression off the West African Coast, personally predicting a Mid-Altantic (Virginia) track two days later. Now, in a sense, CO2 provides a "cloaking" mechanism for moisture so that it suddenly appears without warning of impending destruction like a StarTrek Romula war vessel (analogy for humor not serious relationship). Increasingly, one hears weathermen saying they were surprised, had no warning, or fit no computer models. Currently, computer modeling does not include the CO2 drought/downpour matrix. The fastest computer in the world adding up zeros still gets nothing.
    4. I believe a chemical analysis of traditional small hail and current monster hail would show a difference in the CO2 density as well as the presence of the aforementioned high ratio CO2:H20 clusters. Furthermore, the recent additions to climate satellites have the capacity to discern these properties if the researchers consider the CO2 drought/downpour matrix. If they don't look for the shift in any number of measurements, they won't discern it. Or course, the oil companies will be like the tobacco companies, denying or delaying public dissemination of the CO2 drought/downpour matrix.
  3. The drought/downpour dynamics of higher CO2 means consequences more pressing than global warming:
    1. Water is soaked up --actually clustered up--immediately over and downwind from massive source of CO2. The density of water in the atmosphere is greater with the water bound in a higher energy state but its cloud forming characteristics are altered.
    2. When atmospheric conditions trigger the release of CO2 bound water, the released water and energy per cubic meter is greater like the difference between a hurricane that traversed over cold water versus over hot water. The greater release of water and energy from the CO2 clusters accounts for the increase in record bad weather beyond the immediate water absorption zone downwind from a CO2 source.
    3. In a sense, CO2 makes the atmosphere a bigger, more porous sponge which also acts like a two-liter bottle of carbonated beverage. When the bottle or atmosphere is shook or agitated, an explosive torrent results. As drought can be seen downwind from all major CO2 sources so can torrential weather be found beyond the drought envelope. In the envelope, the CO2 sponges up the moisture until saturated.

As the CO2 levels rise, both the land and aquatic biomass becomes stressed and diseased which reduces the conversion of CO2 to O2, e.g., the deadzones developing in the Chesapeake Bay and global coastal areas. I think you can see the vicious cycle of how humanity may have reached a critical mass in CO2 levels: Independent of burning oil, humanity may have set in motion an environmental meltdown that, independent of human activity, will increase CO2. A stressed biomass, both land and aquatic, will convert less CO2 to O2 which further stresses the biomass.

I am willing to couple uploading my website with a news report by you. I have a 12-minute slideshow summary for people who don't want to wade through the thesis. You can offer an on-line vote on what readers think as well as offer to interview a few respondents. I'm sure your crew and you can apply the modes of mass communication to this item of education and entertainment better than me. Would not only make good topical news but add a weather feather to your career bonnet.

If you want to contact me, please leave a message on a generic phone recorder at 804-233-7541. Please leave your name and number at which you can be reached. If I have not heard from you by Wednesday, July 21, I will assume you are not interested. Please shred the material.


Robert Barnett