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Your daily waste of 0.02g of CO2

Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches - Times Online

...a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g. said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon.
A separate estimate from John Buckley, managing director of carbonfootprint.com, a British environmental consultancy, puts the CO2 emissions of a Google search at between 1g and 10g...

...viewing a simple web page generates about 0.02g of CO2 per second. This rises tenfold to about 0.2g of CO2 a second when viewing a website with complex images, animations or videos.

So no more watching pointless videos with a clear conscience..


Every time I search for the ultimate, full length, Kim Kardashian movie via google, I now envision a polar bear cub stranded alone on a shrinking ice floe in the ever-warming North Atlantic. . .

I read crap like this and get a sudden craving to set fire to a golden eagle.

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