We're online all the time, and we are using the Internet regularly for all kinds of purposes. And while it may seem like that it's causing no harm to the environment, the opposite is true. Our use of the Internet is indirectly causing more carbon dioxide emission into the environment, ultimately increasing the carbon footprint. Let's have a look at how this is happening.
This carbon emission is actually linked to use of Google and the immense use of social media. While these apps and technologies are completely digital, there are servers and networks that are controlling these. With every second, the need for more servers is increasing due to the big data.
Moreover, the amount of time that is spent on Netflix, Snapchat and the rest also equals to more battery consumption. This in turn, requires more electricity to charge laptops and smartphones. It's a connection that's there if one observes closely. Have a look at the following infographic to see how various gadgets and apps are using excessive energy all over the world.
Infographic by: EnergyMinute