Annual Exploitable Tidal Energy

A BOMB 1945

ONE NIGHT'S STREET LIGHTING NTC

ONE HAMBURGER

Figure 12.1 The relationship between the time and length scales of a range of meteorological phenomena together with their equivalent kinetic energy (KE) (joules). The equivalent KE values are shown for some other human and natural phenomena. 'Comet impact' refers to the KT (Cretaceous/Tertiary event). The Big Bang had an estimated energy equivalent to I062 hamburgers!

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Renewable Energy 101

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