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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.
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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.