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Why sending an email can increase your carbon footprint

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 13, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Jul 12, 2016

Your carbon footprint is greater than just the fossil fuels burned in traveling and construction—it encompasses your digital activities too. As if spam emails weren’t bad enough, Fuel Fighter points out how an action as seemingly innocuous as a Google search could add to your carbon footprint. Data centers, which are the engines of the Internet, require massive amounts of energy to run and, according to Gartner, are said to account for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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