Monday, September 28, 2009

One Atomic Bomb Every Four Seconds

Here's an interesting little tidbit: every 4 seconds humans consume as much energy as was released in the Hiroshima atomic bomb. (Both are about 60 trillion Joules.) That is, humans consume over 20,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of energy per day.

1 comment:

rhhardin said...

It doesn't sound astounding. Hiroshima was sort of localized.

You can't tell which one is supposed to be explained by the other, owing to that scale difference.