the iternet uses more electricity than…

I don’t reblog posts so often, but this is worthy of our attention. /Maria

“I always wondered why somebody don’t do
something about global warming.
Then I realised I am somebody.”

Lily Tomlin

myguiltypleasures

The Internet’s data centres alone may already have the same CO2 footprint as global air travel. The good news is that many major Internet companies are becoming more energy conscious, and choosing more renewable sources of power for data centre and operations.

Every Google search comes at a cost to the planet. In processing 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint.

Carbon Footprint of the Internet

The more emails we send and archive, television and music we stream, and Google Docs we edit – the more devices, servers, and antennas are needed to satisfy our growing and seemingly limitless hunger for data. The Internet improves the energy efficiency of a lot of non-digital industries. But we are connecting so many people and objects now that by some predictions, global communication technologies will be responsible for more carbon emissions in 2025 than any country except…

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6 Comments on “the iternet uses more electricity than…

  1. Everything in the world has pro and con sides, as does the Net. Being Frugal is always a sign of a good life. You might enjoy a book called The Vikings Secret Yoga. Its deep and true, not for the Beserker. lol.

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  2. I just learned about this search engine: “Ekoru is a search engine that uses the money generated from sponsored search results to finance eco-friendly charities; for every online search made on the search engine, the organization uses the revenue to help remove one pound of trash from the ocean.” Learn more at http://www.ekoru.org and how to set your browser.

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