Google Ain't So Green

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Google Ain't So Green

Yeah, it’s always something. Now, it seems, using Google is bad for the planet?

According to the latest research, one individual searching Google just twice a day produces as much carbon dioxide as boiling a cup of tea. You may not think boiling tea is so bad, but if you think of all the searching going on, that’s a pretty strong brew.

On top of that, Google is super secretive about its energy consumption and “carbon footprint” left on the environment.

“Google operates huge data centers around the world that consume a great deal of power,” said Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist who researches the environmental effect of computing.

“A Google search has a definite environmental impact.”

So, Yahoo too?