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Anthropogenic Heat Estimate from World Energy Production: Effects on Ice Loss, Global Warming and Humanity

Abstract : The information provided by greenhouse gas experts is worrying. Dramatic increases in ocean level and atmospheric temperature are predicted due to an increase in the "greenhouse effect" caused by anthropogenic carbon dioxide. Considered negligible in the past, the release of anthropogenic heat resulting from the production and the exploitation of the different sources of energy around the world is increasingly seen as a factor that can affect global ices and climate. To go further, the main problem is the estimation of the global anthropogenic heat release. As a new approach, an estimation of the anthropogenic release heat was made from the main sources of energy exploited in the world between 1994 and 2017 after conversion to oil equivalents. The 6.7 Zj estimate was compared to the 9.34 Zj that were necessary to melt the ices lost recently reported as about 28 trillion tonnes for the same period,. The two energies being of the same order of magnitude, it was concluded that the anthropogenic heat released into the environment had been sufficient to melt the ices lost during the selected 23-year period. In addition, it was shown that lost ices and equilibria between the different physical forms of water acted as thermal buffers thus explaining why the overall variations in atmospheric temperature and sea level are still small compared to the considerable loss of ices now evident. A few years should be enough to confirm or invalidate the climate control attributed to anthropogenic thermal energy and water interphase equilibria, especially if the loss of ices and the anthropogenic heat release continue to increase while the anthropogenic production of CO2 decreases. In case of confirmation, it is control of the population and of the energy bulimia that will have to be promoted.
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Submitted on : Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 1:47:24 PM
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Michel Vert. Anthropogenic Heat Estimate from World Energy Production: Effects on Ice Loss, Global Warming and Humanity. 2020. ⟨hal-02418659v3⟩

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