An atomic bomb explosion per second - nightmare or opportunity?
- Jan 8, 2019 11:57 pm GMT
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The paper Global reconstruction of historical ocean heat storage and transport by a team of British and American scientists estimates that since 1871 the excess heat that has accumulated in the oceans as a result of rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere is 436*1021 ± 91 Joules.
The Guardian calculated this is the equivalent of one atomic bomb explosion per second for the past 150 years.
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