posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:30 AM
Greenhouse gases are those that contribute to global warming. If you were to take a reading of the main gases in a greenhouse, you would get Water,
Oxygen and CO2. Water and CO2 absorb infrared strongly, which means that high amounts of them in the atmosphere will make the place a whole lot
Hydrogen fuel cars catalyze the combination of H2 and O2 gases into water with either a platinum or palladium catalyst:
2(H2) + (O2) ---> 2(H2O)
Here's my question: Today our cars and factories are completely dousing the environment with toxins and pollutants. If we were to stop this amount of
pollution and replace it with an equivalent water vapor output, would we be releasing too much water into the air than good? Would this contribute
even more to global warming?
I suspect that if we can put out enough gunk-air to put a hole in the ozone layer, then I suspect that we could put out enough water vapor to
significantly raise the temperature of air globally. Of course, I am studying to be a biochemical/organic analyst, not an atmospheric chemist or
meteorologist, so my hypothesis on this is limited.