It sounded like quite a story. The Sunday Times
of London reported:
Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research.
While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g.
The problem was that the Harvard University physicist, Alex Wissner-Gross, whose research on the environmental impact of computing is due out soon and was quoted in the story, told technewsworld.com that he never mentions Google in the study.
Jan 20, 2009