Our climate has accumulated
Hiroshima atomic bombs
of heat since 1970

The Hiroshima atomic bomb yielded an explosive energy of 6.3x1013 Joules. Since 1970, our climate has already absorbed more than 4 billion such bombs (4.0 every second) in accumulated energy from the sun, due to greenhouse gases, and continues to absorb more energy as heat each and every day. For more information, visit http://sks.to/heat.

Global (ocean, atmosphere, ice) heat accumulation data from Nuccitelli et al (2012).

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