Getting A Handle On A lot Of Energy

The Feedback page in the 26 June 2021 edition of New Scientist mentions a quote from oceanographer Gregory Johnson, who described the increase in Earth’s heat imbalance from 2005 to 2019.

The heat imbalance is the difference between what the Earth receives from the Sun and what is lost to space.

Johnson said that difference over that period was the energy equivalent of four detonations per second of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, or every person on Earth using 20 electric tea kettles at once.