The total heat of humans

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.
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berkeman
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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

What's the point? And a Watt is a unit of power, not of energy...

What's there to explain?

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

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. :)

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It means that were we to somehow pool our thermal energies and convert same to electricy, we wouldn't match the nuclear power plant in Califonia which delivers almost thre times that much (some 2.1 thousand Mega Watts of power).