I tend to work office jobs, and am equally glued to my computer when I get home. But this article from BBC has publicized that doing two Google searches uses the energy equivalent of using an electric kettle. About 7g of CO2 is used per search. This energy is used by the computer terminal, and the huge data centers that run all around the world to have such fast search results.
Also, I thought I would let you know about this interesting book that will be launched on Thursday, January 26th at 7pm at the Concordia Greenhouse. The greenhouse is on the roof of the Henry Hall building on Maisonneuve + Mackay downtown.
"The United Nations designated October 31, 2011, as the "Day of 7 Billion," when the global population reached seven billion people. Many environmentalists now argue that overpopulation is the greatest threat to the environment today, but Ian Angus exposes the serious dangers of this argument in his latest book, Too Many People? Population, Immigration and the Environmental Crisis. Join Ian Angus and Yves Engler at the Concordia Greenhouse to celebrate the Montreal book launch of Too Many People?
Ian Angus is an ecosocialist, climate justice activist and editor of climateandcapitalism.com
Yves Engler is an activist and author of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Environmental Decay.
This event is unfortunately not accessible by wheelchair.
For more details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“This excellent book is steadfast in its refutations of the flabby, misogynist and sometimes racist thinking that population growth catastrophists use to peddle their claims.” —Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved.
(Space is limited so please come early to get a good spot!)"
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to unglue myself from my computer and read a book...in the dark.