Earth is heating at a rate equivalent to five atomic bombs per second. Or two Hurricane Sandys.

Climate scientists face a problem: How to accurately get across what 10 zettajoules per year—the amount of heat energy absorbed per year by the Earth—means. Enter comparisons such as how many Hiroshima bombs per second that figure translates into.

Source: Earth is heating at a rate equivalent to five atomic bombs per second. Or two Hurricane Sandys. – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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