Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Carbon Emissions Research - Two Google searches 'produce same CO2 as boiling a kettle'

Making two internet searches through Google produces about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle, it has been estimated.

Googling has 'a very definite environmental impact' according to research conducted by a physicist from Harvard University.

A typical search through the online giant's website is thought to generate about 7g of carbon dioxide. Boiling a kettle produces about 15g.

The emissions are caused both by the electricity required to power a user's computer and send their request to servers around the world.

See the UK Telegraph for more details: http://digg.com/d1hjIL

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