girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
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From the Are You Serious? Pile

IF you want to help save the planet from carbon carnage, cut your Google searches, scientists say.

Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research, The Australian reports.

While millions of people tap into Google without a thought for the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2. Boiling a kettle generates about 15g.

"Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power," said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon.

"A Google search has a definite environmental impact."

Google is secretive about its energy consumption and carbon footprint.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,24900147-5014239,00.html

Come on! Cut your Googling, Save the World? Is that really what they are arguing?!

Tags: current affairs, environment
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