Unwasting global heating
- Jun 9, 2019 3:49 am GMT
The folks at my alma mater, the University of Calgary, describe waste heat as the unused heat given to the surrounding environment (in the form of thermal energy) by a heat engine in a thermodynamic process in which it converts heat to useful work.
Mark G. Flanner in the paper Integrating anthropogenic heat flux with global climate models points out that nearly all energy used for human purposes is dissipated as heat within Earth's land-atmosphere system and that the energy released from all non‐renewable sources is a climate forcing.
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