Skip to comments.Is Netflix bad for the environment? How streaming video contributes to climate change [barf]
Posted on 07/11/2019 7:53:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Sending dozens of emails a day, making a quick call on WhatsApp, uploading some photos to the cloud, watching a short viral clip on YouTube: its all part of the digital daily life around the world. For the individual, it may be just one photo or just a few minutes of video, but taken together, our collective internet traffic contributes enormously to climate change.
Everything a computer, tablet or smartphone does requires electricity. And to generate that electricity, the world still predominantly uses fossil fuels which produce carbon dioxide and contribute to heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
Digital technologies have even surpassed the aerospace industry in terms of carbon emissions. While aviations share of global CO2 emissions is estimated to be around 2.5%, and rising, nearly 4% of all CO2 emissions can now be attributed to global data transfer and the necessary infrastructure, according to a recent study by Paris-based think tank The Shift Project. The NGO is researching ways to redesign the worlds economy so that it runs on renewable energy. [ ]
The problem: transferring videos online is data-intensive. In 2018, online video traffic was responsible for more than 300 million tons of CO2, equivalent to what a country the size of Spain releases in a year for all sectors combined. The higher a videos resolution, the more data thats required. Ten hours of high-definition film consumes more bits and bytes than all the English-language articles in Wikipedia put together, according to The Shift Project.
(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...
Homosexuality causes climate change.
Give us a call when things start making hydrogen sulfied.
No “chill” for lefties, so no one else, either.
The Sun is responsible for climate change.
Real science tells us this is true.
Ice Ages happen when solar activity decreases.
CO2 is plant food.
More CO2, more plant life.
Everyone that believes CO2 is a dangerous pollutant should stop exhaling it.
Cathode ray monitors are medieval.
My flatulence isnt helping.
He’s streaming video.
“How streaming video contributes to climate change”
Transgenderism causes climate change.
Leftism causes climate change ....
There’s a feedback link next to that DW article. Here’s what I sent:
The best way to reduce carbon emissions from the WWW is to have YOUR WEB site SHUT DOWN.
We are starting a movement to identity the 1000 most BULLSH*T websites that waste energy and YOURS IS AT THE TOP.
PS - F*CK GRETA
Seems like they want us to go all Andrew Jackson, using a charred stick and a plank of wood to record our Jack Handy thoughts...
our collective internet traffic contributes enormously to climate change.
That would include the bull fart garbage in your article.
Stop typing and show your concern.
We should just play charades and tell stories then.
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