I've spend a lot of time on other boards defending the science and reality of human induced global warming. But among all the studies about greenhouse gases and their power to trap heat generated by the sun's radiation, I've come to realize that none of them take into account the heat we actually make.
Think about it, almost everything we do produces heat. Air conditioning is nothing more than a conveyor belt moving heat out of our houses, offices, and cars, and into the environment. In addition to the solar energy trapping gases our cars produce, they also introduce a huge amount of BTU into the air for every gallon of gas burned. Electric motors produce movement, but also heat as a byproduct of friction. All our coal fired and nuclear plants produce massive amounts of heat in addition to electricity.
Has any effort been made to catalog, or even estimate the amount of heat our species produces annually in addition to the extra heat our CO2 is trapping from the sun? Is it possible that this figure is a significant percentage of the rise in heat we have observed?
Inquiring minds want to know.