Maybe this will be the straw that finally breaks the camel's alarmist back! Liberals won't take lightly threats to take away their computers, Google, or Starbucks. The computing-and-gaming-kills-the-environment theme is not new. Check the links here and here. You can read additional GASP! posts and checkout Dr. Brignell's warmlist.
Stupidity. It doesn't die; it keeps expanding much like an oxygen-fed fire.
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.
While millions of people tap into Google without considering 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.”