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The Electronic Carbon Footprint
Every tweet, like, comment, email and google search produces a small amount of CO2, adding to the ongoing global pollution issue. What may seem like an inconsequential action could have a ginormous impact on the planet.
Credit report experts, Credit Angel, have created an interactive piece that delves into just how much CO2 is given off by the online world, and how it’s affecting our environment: https://www.creditangel.co.uk/blog/consumption-and-carbon-footprint-of-the-internet
Stand out stats include:
- 2.5 million emails are sent out in a single second, with each email emitting around 4g of CO2.
- Each second 60,000 searches are made on Google, with each search producing 0.2g of CO2.
- Every year, each Facebook user emits enough carbon emissions to make a latte. With over a billion active Facebook accounts, that’s a lot of carbon emissions.
- 2.5 million emails are sent out in a single second, with email email emitting around 4g of CO2.