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In thermodynamics, heat is energy in transfer to or from a thermodynamic system, by mechanisms other than thermodynamic work or transfer of matter. The various mechanisms of energy transfer that define heat are stated in the next section of this article.

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Organizations relating to Heat

IIED América-Latina / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1988
Center for Global Change and Governance / Est. 1995
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1891
Global Climate Forum / Berlin, Germany / Est. 2001
Programme for Theology and Cultures in Asia / Hualien, Taiwan / Est. 1987
European Society for Immunodeficiencies / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1994
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Ghost / Paris, France / Est. 1921
European Sleep Research Society / Regensburg, Germany / Est. 1972
Oblates of Saint Benedict / Est. 1871
Falun Dafa / New York NY, USA
UNANIMA International / New York NY, USA / Est. 2002
International Grooving and Grinding Association / Coxsackie NY, USA / Est. 1972
Congrégation de Notre-Dame / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1698
European Association of Air Heater Manufacturers / Cologne, Germany / Est. 1995
International Medical Equipment Collaborative / North Andover MA, USA / Est. 1995
International Committee on Measurements and Instrumentation / Kowloon, Hong Kong / Est. 1993
WELMEC - European Cooperation in Legal Metrology / Delft, Netherlands / Est. 1990
Arrangement Concerning Consultations Prior to the Installation in the Vicinity of the Frontiers of Permanent Stores of Explosive Substances for Civil Use / Est. 1950
BIPAVER - European Retread Manufacturers Association / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1954
International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices / Oak Ridge TN, USA
Salesian Pontifical University / Rome, Italy / Est. 1940
International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry / Est. 1968
EUROSLAG / Duisburg, Germany / Est. 2000
Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
Australasian Fluids and Thermal Engineering Society / Barton, Australia

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World Problems relating to Heat

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Global warming
Nuclear winter
Detrimental changes in ocean characteristics
Environmental pollution by nuclear reactors
Inadequate protection from cold weather
Threatened polar desert habitats
Thermal pollution
Excessive climatic heat
Heat stress at work
Cold torture
Cold as an occupational hazard
Inadequate waste incineration
Numbness towards others

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