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The planet’s rate of warming is 400,000 Hiroshima bombs per day

By CleanTechnica
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 8:55 EDT
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How can one convey the Earth’s staggering rate of heat build up from human-caused global warming — 250 trillion Watts (Joules per second)? The analogy to the energy released by the Hiroshima bomb has been used in recent years by a number of scientists, such as NOAA oceanographer John Lyman, and Mike Sandiford, Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute. In his TED talk Climatologist James Hansen explained the current rate of increase in global warming is:;

 
 
 
 
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