The Cloud is growing, but it’s not green

Don’t pursue social media because you think it’s green. Use of the Cloud (a network of resources, software and information that resides on the Internet rather than the user’s computer or server) and other Web-based networks is exploding because they represent highly efficient ways to reach audiences and manage information. But not without a cost to the planet—exponential growth in these networks leaves a significant carbon footprint.

Sources:
Greenpeace, Make IT Green—Cloud Computing and its Contribution to


Climate Change
CIA Factbook, Electricity Consumption

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