Asked by: Carol Lennox, Bromley
Connecting together all the world’s smartphones, laptops, desktops and other gadgetry, the infrastructure of the internet uses a lot of energy, and that in turn gives it a hefty carbon footprint. According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, the internet is responsible for roughly one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, or around two per cent of world emissions.
- What effect does carbon capture have on atmospheric oxygen?
- Could captured carbon dioxide be stored in the deep ocean?