Climatic Aspects of Waste Heat
This morning you have heard about two forms of man-made pollution which are capable of causing large scale climatic change, namely CO2 and aerosols in the atmosphere. They have been receiving increasing attention in the scientific literature for about a decade. I will talk about a third pollutant, namely waste heat (or thermal pollution), and how its introduction into the environment can alter climate on large as well as small scales. Relatively little study has heretofore been devoted to this problem.
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