In Search Of -- Environmentally Safe Search Features

Here's a distressing tidbit, via Kula of DailyKos:


...I could singlehandedly be destroying our environment:

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."


Aw, maaaaaannn, do you know how many simultaneous Google searches I do during an average computing session...?

 

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Cleaner energy sources.

Mass transit to replace over use of cars, and no SUV's. Improving car efficiences and moving to affordable hybrids etc.

etc. etc. etc.

But please don't take away my Google search engine or my cuppas.

carol