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The Internet is Killing the Planet

THE INTERNET a to IS KILLING THE PLANET* *MAYBE HOW MUCH DOES THE ENERGY USED AND CO, PRODUCED BY THE INTERNET AFFECT OUR WORLD? THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BE ONLINE AROUND 2017*. IF NEW USERS CONTINUE TO JOIN THE INTERNET AT THE SAME RATE THEY DID BETWEEN 2000 - 2011 HYPOTHETICALLLY YEAR 2000 YEAR 2011 6 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 500 MILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS I 250 MILLION - INTERNET USERS 6.5 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 5 BILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2 BILLION - INTERNET USERS THE FACT IS... IN 2005 THE UNITED STATES HAD A TOTAL OF 10.3 MILLION DATA CENTERS THAT YEAR THESE DATA CENTERS CONSUMED ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER THE ENTIRE UK FOR 2 MONTHS. 61,000,000,000 kWh THE GOOD NEWS IS... FROM THE YEAR 2000 TO 2006 TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION ONLY ROSE 200% 32,000,000% WHILE TOTAL INTERNET TRAFFIC ROSE IF VEHICLE EFFICIENCY HAD GROWN AT THE SAME RATE... IF IN 2000 YOU BOUGHT A BRAND NEW CAR THAT HAD AN 18 GALLON GAS TANK, AND COULD TRAVEL 450 MILES (25 MPG) TODAY THAT SAME CAR THROUGH ADVANCES IN EFFICIENCY COULD TRAVEL 7,200,000,000 MILES (400,000,000 MPG) In other words, you would still be on the same tank of gas you purchased in 2000, not last week. CO2 BENEFITS OF TELECOMMUTING 40% OF US WORKERS COULD TECHNICALLY WORK FROM HOME Yet, even with advances in technology making i i dih work-from-home a viable possibility only 2.5% of US workers telecommute to work. 會 个个 會 个 中 个个 * 1 T IF THE 40% OF US WORKERS WHO COULD, WOULD TELECOMMUTE JUST 2 DAYS A WEEK. *1 1 1I T 1 ↑1 Carbon emissions would be reduced by 53 million metric tons a year. =1 million Workers Despite little supervision, part-time teleworkers' productivity generally increases between 25% - 40% TRANSLATING TO AN ADDITIONAL 5.5 MILLION MAN YEARS OF WORK IN THE US EVERY YEAR! CO, FACTS ONE Google SEARCH for "soylent green.. produces the same amount of CO, as driving a car 3 inches. 5,100 Google SEARCHES for "nilbog".. produces the same amount of CO, as 1 cycle through an EnergyStar Dishwasher. 15,000 Google SEARCHES for "funny cat pictures".. produces the same amount of CO, as making a cheezburger. Every Month, Google produces EVERY MONTH, THE PROCESS, CONSUMES 260,000 3,900,000 kg kWh CO TO PROCESS USERS SEARCHES OF ENERGY THAT'S ENOUGH TO POWER A FREEZER FOR 5,400 YEARS THAT'S ENOUGH TO WASH 5,000,000 LOADS OF LAUNDRY! SP4M EM4ILS A single Spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO, 62 TRILLION SPAM EMAILS ARE SENT EACH YEAR PRODUCING THE EQUIVALENT CO, EMISSIONS AS 1.6 MILLION CARS DRIVING AROUND THE EARTH i//wwwdr ow egr e //pootte oct /2000 //ee tk ergp le erge /20os. rtt b W WordStream //eww.eh /t/2009/01/ rt .en e //www / te i//d pogress.og/2010/06/21/ n y/ / /w erh / g /p/gr ot.ghg //www.gohuryotf.g//ortidnd/poges/burhyh pe /gomu eonte tere growing-t gre gretfo/ // lge/commary/doa/ato t //www.hggeom/e/2010/06/pensiteyerl-nergygte //www.higo/o.Ad/Ace/et-ergrasd i// ogre.org/2010/06/21 e ewww.ender.com/or /binetoen.com/ chph a Mo/hoon g po d p otly IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY 2011 I imit /2010/08/12/tacibeo THE INTERNET a to IS KILLING THE PLANET* *MAYBE HOW MUCH DOES THE ENERGY USED AND CO, PRODUCED BY THE INTERNET AFFECT OUR WORLD? THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BE ONLINE AROUND 2017*. IF NEW USERS CONTINUE TO JOIN THE INTERNET AT THE SAME RATE THEY DID BETWEEN 2000 - 2011 HYPOTHETICALLLY YEAR 2000 YEAR 2011 6 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 500 MILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS I 250 MILLION - INTERNET USERS 6.5 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 5 BILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2 BILLION - INTERNET USERS THE FACT IS... IN 2005 THE UNITED STATES HAD A TOTAL OF 10.3 MILLION DATA CENTERS THAT YEAR THESE DATA CENTERS CONSUMED ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER THE ENTIRE UK FOR 2 MONTHS. 61,000,000,000 kWh THE GOOD NEWS IS... FROM THE YEAR 2000 TO 2006 TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION ONLY ROSE 200% 32,000,000% WHILE TOTAL INTERNET TRAFFIC ROSE IF VEHICLE EFFICIENCY HAD GROWN AT THE SAME RATE... IF IN 2000 YOU BOUGHT A BRAND NEW CAR THAT HAD AN 18 GALLON GAS TANK, AND COULD TRAVEL 450 MILES (25 MPG) TODAY THAT SAME CAR THROUGH ADVANCES IN EFFICIENCY COULD TRAVEL 7,200,000,000 MILES (400,000,000 MPG) In other words, you would still be on the same tank of gas you purchased in 2000, not last week. CO2 BENEFITS OF TELECOMMUTING 40% OF US WORKERS COULD TECHNICALLY WORK FROM HOME Yet, even with advances in technology making i i dih work-from-home a viable possibility only 2.5% of US workers telecommute to work. 會 个个 會 个 中 个个 * 1 T IF THE 40% OF US WORKERS WHO COULD, WOULD TELECOMMUTE JUST 2 DAYS A WEEK. *1 1 1I T 1 ↑1 Carbon emissions would be reduced by 53 million metric tons a year. =1 million Workers Despite little supervision, part-time teleworkers' productivity generally increases between 25% - 40% TRANSLATING TO AN ADDITIONAL 5.5 MILLION MAN YEARS OF WORK IN THE US EVERY YEAR! CO, FACTS ONE Google SEARCH for "soylent green.. produces the same amount of CO, as driving a car 3 inches. 5,100 Google SEARCHES for "nilbog".. produces the same amount of CO, as 1 cycle through an EnergyStar Dishwasher. 15,000 Google SEARCHES for "funny cat pictures".. produces the same amount of CO, as making a cheezburger. Every Month, Google produces EVERY MONTH, THE PROCESS, CONSUMES 260,000 3,900,000 kg kWh CO TO PROCESS USERS SEARCHES OF ENERGY THAT'S ENOUGH TO POWER A FREEZER FOR 5,400 YEARS THAT'S ENOUGH TO WASH 5,000,000 LOADS OF LAUNDRY! SP4M EM4ILS A single Spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO, 62 TRILLION SPAM EMAILS ARE SENT EACH YEAR PRODUCING THE EQUIVALENT CO, EMISSIONS AS 1.6 MILLION CARS DRIVING AROUND THE EARTH i//wwwdr ow egr e //pootte oct /2000 //ee tk ergp le erge /20os. rtt b W WordStream //eww.eh /t/2009/01/ rt .en e //www / te i//d pogress.og/2010/06/21/ n y/ / /w erh / g /p/gr ot.ghg //www.gohuryotf.g//ortidnd/poges/burhyh pe /gomu eonte tere growing-t gre gretfo/ // lge/commary/doa/ato t //www.hggeom/e/2010/06/pensiteyerl-nergygte //www.higo/o.Ad/Ace/et-ergrasd i// ogre.org/2010/06/21 e ewww.ender.com/or /binetoen.com/ chph a Mo/hoon g po d p otly IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY 2011 I imit /2010/08/12/tacibeo THE INTERNET a to IS KILLING THE PLANET* *MAYBE HOW MUCH DOES THE ENERGY USED AND CO, PRODUCED BY THE INTERNET AFFECT OUR WORLD? THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BE ONLINE AROUND 2017*. IF NEW USERS CONTINUE TO JOIN THE INTERNET AT THE SAME RATE THEY DID BETWEEN 2000 - 2011 HYPOTHETICALLLY YEAR 2000 YEAR 2011 6 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 500 MILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS I 250 MILLION - INTERNET USERS 6.5 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 5 BILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2 BILLION - INTERNET USERS THE FACT IS... IN 2005 THE UNITED STATES HAD A TOTAL OF 10.3 MILLION DATA CENTERS THAT YEAR THESE DATA CENTERS CONSUMED ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER THE ENTIRE UK FOR 2 MONTHS. 61,000,000,000 kWh THE GOOD NEWS IS... FROM THE YEAR 2000 TO 2006 TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION ONLY ROSE 200% 32,000,000% WHILE TOTAL INTERNET TRAFFIC ROSE IF VEHICLE EFFICIENCY HAD GROWN AT THE SAME RATE... IF IN 2000 YOU BOUGHT A BRAND NEW CAR THAT HAD AN 18 GALLON GAS TANK, AND COULD TRAVEL 450 MILES (25 MPG) TODAY THAT SAME CAR THROUGH ADVANCES IN EFFICIENCY COULD TRAVEL 7,200,000,000 MILES (400,000,000 MPG) In other words, you would still be on the same tank of gas you purchased in 2000, not last week. CO2 BENEFITS OF TELECOMMUTING 40% OF US WORKERS COULD TECHNICALLY WORK FROM HOME Yet, even with advances in technology making i i dih work-from-home a viable possibility only 2.5% of US workers telecommute to work. 會 个个 會 个 中 个个 * 1 T IF THE 40% OF US WORKERS WHO COULD, WOULD TELECOMMUTE JUST 2 DAYS A WEEK. *1 1 1I T 1 ↑1 Carbon emissions would be reduced by 53 million metric tons a year. =1 million Workers Despite little supervision, part-time teleworkers' productivity generally increases between 25% - 40% TRANSLATING TO AN ADDITIONAL 5.5 MILLION MAN YEARS OF WORK IN THE US EVERY YEAR! CO, FACTS ONE Google SEARCH for "soylent green.. produces the same amount of CO, as driving a car 3 inches. 5,100 Google SEARCHES for "nilbog".. produces the same amount of CO, as 1 cycle through an EnergyStar Dishwasher. 15,000 Google SEARCHES for "funny cat pictures".. produces the same amount of CO, as making a cheezburger. Every Month, Google produces EVERY MONTH, THE PROCESS, CONSUMES 260,000 3,900,000 kg kWh CO TO PROCESS USERS SEARCHES OF ENERGY THAT'S ENOUGH TO POWER A FREEZER FOR 5,400 YEARS THAT'S ENOUGH TO WASH 5,000,000 LOADS OF LAUNDRY! SP4M EM4ILS A single Spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO, 62 TRILLION SPAM EMAILS ARE SENT EACH YEAR PRODUCING THE EQUIVALENT CO, EMISSIONS AS 1.6 MILLION CARS DRIVING AROUND THE EARTH i//wwwdr ow egr e //pootte oct /2000 //ee tk ergp le erge /20os. rtt b W WordStream //eww.eh /t/2009/01/ rt .en e //www / te i//d pogress.og/2010/06/21/ n y/ / /w erh / g /p/gr ot.ghg //www.gohuryotf.g//ortidnd/poges/burhyh pe /gomu eonte tere growing-t gre gretfo/ // lge/commary/doa/ato t //www.hggeom/e/2010/06/pensiteyerl-nergygte //www.higo/o.Ad/Ace/et-ergrasd i// ogre.org/2010/06/21 e ewww.ender.com/or /binetoen.com/ chph a Mo/hoon g po d p otly IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY 2011 I imit /2010/08/12/tacibeo THE INTERNET a to IS KILLING THE PLANET* *MAYBE HOW MUCH DOES THE ENERGY USED AND CO, PRODUCED BY THE INTERNET AFFECT OUR WORLD? THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BE ONLINE AROUND 2017*. IF NEW USERS CONTINUE TO JOIN THE INTERNET AT THE SAME RATE THEY DID BETWEEN 2000 - 2011 HYPOTHETICALLLY YEAR 2000 YEAR 2011 6 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 500 MILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS I 250 MILLION - INTERNET USERS 6.5 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 5 BILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2 BILLION - INTERNET USERS THE FACT IS... IN 2005 THE UNITED STATES HAD A TOTAL OF 10.3 MILLION DATA CENTERS THAT YEAR THESE DATA CENTERS CONSUMED ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER THE ENTIRE UK FOR 2 MONTHS. 61,000,000,000 kWh THE GOOD NEWS IS... FROM THE YEAR 2000 TO 2006 TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION ONLY ROSE 200% 32,000,000% WHILE TOTAL INTERNET TRAFFIC ROSE IF VEHICLE EFFICIENCY HAD GROWN AT THE SAME RATE... IF IN 2000 YOU BOUGHT A BRAND NEW CAR THAT HAD AN 18 GALLON GAS TANK, AND COULD TRAVEL 450 MILES (25 MPG) TODAY THAT SAME CAR THROUGH ADVANCES IN EFFICIENCY COULD TRAVEL 7,200,000,000 MILES (400,000,000 MPG) In other words, you would still be on the same tank of gas you purchased in 2000, not last week. CO2 BENEFITS OF TELECOMMUTING 40% OF US WORKERS COULD TECHNICALLY WORK FROM HOME Yet, even with advances in technology making i i dih work-from-home a viable possibility only 2.5% of US workers telecommute to work. 會 个个 會 个 中 个个 * 1 T IF THE 40% OF US WORKERS WHO COULD, WOULD TELECOMMUTE JUST 2 DAYS A WEEK. *1 1 1I T 1 ↑1 Carbon emissions would be reduced by 53 million metric tons a year. =1 million Workers Despite little supervision, part-time teleworkers' productivity generally increases between 25% - 40% TRANSLATING TO AN ADDITIONAL 5.5 MILLION MAN YEARS OF WORK IN THE US EVERY YEAR! CO, FACTS ONE Google SEARCH for "soylent green.. produces the same amount of CO, as driving a car 3 inches. 5,100 Google SEARCHES for "nilbog".. produces the same amount of CO, as 1 cycle through an EnergyStar Dishwasher. 15,000 Google SEARCHES for "funny cat pictures".. produces the same amount of CO, as making a cheezburger. Every Month, Google produces EVERY MONTH, THE PROCESS, CONSUMES 260,000 3,900,000 kg kWh CO TO PROCESS USERS SEARCHES OF ENERGY THAT'S ENOUGH TO POWER A FREEZER FOR 5,400 YEARS THAT'S ENOUGH TO WASH 5,000,000 LOADS OF LAUNDRY! SP4M EM4ILS A single Spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO, 62 TRILLION SPAM EMAILS ARE SENT EACH YEAR PRODUCING THE EQUIVALENT CO, EMISSIONS AS 1.6 MILLION CARS DRIVING AROUND THE EARTH i//wwwdr ow egr e //pootte oct /2000 //ee tk ergp le erge /20os. rtt b W WordStream //eww.eh /t/2009/01/ rt .en e //www / te i//d pogress.og/2010/06/21/ n y/ / /w erh / g /p/gr ot.ghg //www.gohuryotf.g//ortidnd/poges/burhyh pe /gomu eonte tere growing-t gre gretfo/ // lge/commary/doa/ato t //www.hggeom/e/2010/06/pensiteyerl-nergygte //www.higo/o.Ad/Ace/et-ergrasd i// ogre.org/2010/06/21 e ewww.ender.com/or /binetoen.com/ chph a Mo/hoon g po d p otly IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY 2011 I imit /2010/08/12/tacibeo THE INTERNET a to IS KILLING THE PLANET* *MAYBE HOW MUCH DOES THE ENERGY USED AND CO, PRODUCED BY THE INTERNET AFFECT OUR WORLD? THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BE ONLINE AROUND 2017*. IF NEW USERS CONTINUE TO JOIN THE INTERNET AT THE SAME RATE THEY DID BETWEEN 2000 - 2011 HYPOTHETICALLLY YEAR 2000 YEAR 2011 6 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 500 MILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS I 250 MILLION - INTERNET USERS 6.5 BILLION - WORLD POPULATION 5 BILLION - MOBILE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2 BILLION - INTERNET USERS THE FACT IS... IN 2005 THE UNITED STATES HAD A TOTAL OF 10.3 MILLION DATA CENTERS THAT YEAR THESE DATA CENTERS CONSUMED ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER THE ENTIRE UK FOR 2 MONTHS. 61,000,000,000 kWh THE GOOD NEWS IS... FROM THE YEAR 2000 TO 2006 TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION ONLY ROSE 200% 32,000,000% WHILE TOTAL INTERNET TRAFFIC ROSE IF VEHICLE EFFICIENCY HAD GROWN AT THE SAME RATE... IF IN 2000 YOU BOUGHT A BRAND NEW CAR THAT HAD AN 18 GALLON GAS TANK, AND COULD TRAVEL 450 MILES (25 MPG) TODAY THAT SAME CAR THROUGH ADVANCES IN EFFICIENCY COULD TRAVEL 7,200,000,000 MILES (400,000,000 MPG) In other words, you would still be on the same tank of gas you purchased in 2000, not last week. CO2 BENEFITS OF TELECOMMUTING 40% OF US WORKERS COULD TECHNICALLY WORK FROM HOME Yet, even with advances in technology making i i dih work-from-home a viable possibility only 2.5% of US workers telecommute to work. 會 个个 會 个 中 个个 * 1 T IF THE 40% OF US WORKERS WHO COULD, WOULD TELECOMMUTE JUST 2 DAYS A WEEK. *1 1 1I T 1 ↑1 Carbon emissions would be reduced by 53 million metric tons a year. =1 million Workers Despite little supervision, part-time teleworkers' productivity generally increases between 25% - 40% TRANSLATING TO AN ADDITIONAL 5.5 MILLION MAN YEARS OF WORK IN THE US EVERY YEAR! CO, FACTS ONE Google SEARCH for "soylent green.. produces the same amount of CO, as driving a car 3 inches. 5,100 Google SEARCHES for "nilbog".. produces the same amount of CO, as 1 cycle through an EnergyStar Dishwasher. 15,000 Google SEARCHES for "funny cat pictures".. produces the same amount of CO, as making a cheezburger. Every Month, Google produces EVERY MONTH, THE PROCESS, CONSUMES 260,000 3,900,000 kg kWh CO TO PROCESS USERS SEARCHES OF ENERGY THAT'S ENOUGH TO POWER A FREEZER FOR 5,400 YEARS THAT'S ENOUGH TO WASH 5,000,000 LOADS OF LAUNDRY! SP4M EM4ILS A single Spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO, 62 TRILLION SPAM EMAILS ARE SENT EACH YEAR PRODUCING THE EQUIVALENT CO, EMISSIONS AS 1.6 MILLION CARS DRIVING AROUND THE EARTH i//wwwdr ow egr e //pootte oct /2000 //ee tk ergp le erge /20os. rtt b W WordStream //eww.eh /t/2009/01/ rt .en e //www / te i//d pogress.og/2010/06/21/ n y/ / /w erh / g /p/gr ot.ghg //www.gohuryotf.g//ortidnd/poges/burhyh pe /gomu eonte tere growing-t gre gretfo/ // lge/commary/doa/ato t //www.hggeom/e/2010/06/pensiteyerl-nergygte //www.higo/o.Ad/Ace/et-ergrasd i// ogre.org/2010/06/21 e ewww.ender.com/or /binetoen.com/ chph a Mo/hoon g po d p otly IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY 2011 I imit /2010/08/12/tacibeo

The Internet is Killing the Planet

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By the year 2017 the entire world will be online but what does that mean for the planet? The internet produces a ton of energy and CO2 that greatly affects the planet. This infographic looks at these ...

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