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The total heat of humans

  1. Mar 6, 2014 #1
    The average heat produced by one human is 116 watts. There 7 billion people in the world today. That equals 812 billion watts of energy. How do I explain this to the average person.
    Thanks Don East
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  3. Mar 6, 2014 #2


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    What's the point? And a Watt is a unit of power, not of energy...
  4. Mar 6, 2014 #3
    What's there to explain?
  5. Mar 8, 2014 #4

    It means we are generating 800% as much energy as the whole of France consumes in a day. Tap our enegies for only a day and France will be sorted for the next eight days. :)
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2014
  6. Mar 8, 2014 #5


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    Check your math.
  7. Mar 8, 2014 #6

    Checked and edited accordingly. My bad.
  8. Mar 8, 2014 #7
    yea so lets get all the humans in the world and set them on fire and let the aliens enjoy the energy :P
    there is no possible way to harvest radiated human energy i believe , and it would be useless nonetheless
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