The environmental impact of Google searches – you decide

Apologies for searching for these links, – while drinking  tea. But the point is important, we have to recognise that everything we consume has a ‘resource intensity’, which must be eliminated or minimized.

This is the key – the necessary prime focus of our effort in the  foreseeable future.

Perhaps if the searches happened locally I could use the heat to boil the water

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Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches – TimesOnline

11 Jan 2009 About 1kg a day; 365kg a year; about 42g/hr; or a half hour Google search over a pot of tea. Running your computer off a bicycle dynamo
technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5489134.ece – Similar pages
 
 

Scientist slams newspaper for Google report5 hours ago

We thought it would be helpful to explain why this number is *many* times too high. Google is fast–a typical search returns results in less than 0.2

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