Latest researches in the field of environment have shown that two Google searches generate the same amount of CO2 as produced by a boiling kettle for a cup of tea. Yes!!! this was the article I came across when going through “The Times of India”, written by Jonathan Leake and Richard Woods. So, I thought of sharing this interesting news with my readers.
Why Such High Amount of CO2 Generation
One Google search produces around 7g ofÂ CO2 and boiling a kettle for a cup of tea about 15g. Google has lots of servers across the world managed as data centers. These consume huge amounts of power and in turn produce CO2 . The reason behind such high level of generation of CO2 is the way the searches are conducted. To minimize delays, the search terms entered in Google are sent to a number of servers. Whichever server can answer in minimum time, will be chosen. This way lots of power is consumed, because for one search more than one servers are involved.
Data Centers Produce Highest CO2 Among IT Industry
According to a recent report by Gartner, the global IT industry generated as much as 2% of global CO2 emissions. According to Evan Mills, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, “Data centers are among the most energy-intensive facilities imaginable”.
Even A Simple Web Page Produces CO2
According to Wissner-Gross, the CO2 emitted from a simple web page generates 0.02g of CO2. And pages with lots of graphics and animations and videos produce around 0.2g of CO2. And according to carbonfootprint.com managing director John Buckley simply starting a PC generates 40g to 80g ofÂ CO2..