[NetBehaviour] some stats fly vs net

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Apr 17 00:12:35 CEST 2009


Hi Simon,

Regarding second life - you may have point. I seem to remember there was 
some kind of survey based on google servers and their carbon foot print.

marc

> OK, so what is the carbon footprint of flying in Second Life? This 
> probably uses a bit more processing power on both the server, the 
> network and the client computer than visiting a website.
>
> Sorry – I am being facetious...
>
> Regards
>
> Simon
>
>
> Simon Biggs
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> *From: *Jason Nelson <heliopod at gmail.com>
> *Reply-To: *NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity 
> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> *Date: *Thu, 16 Apr 2009 23:09:34 +1000
> *To: *<netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> *Subject: *[NetBehaviour] some stats fly vs net
>
> All,
>
> here are a few stats....to fly from Brisbane to LAX it costs the env
> 4,184 lbs CO2 per person
> http://www.terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator/#air
>
> to use a website the CO2 carbon output is:
> Wissner-Gross told TechNewsWorld. "Our work has nothing to do with
> Google. Our focus was exclusively on the Web overall, and we found
> that it takes on average about 20 milligrams of CO2 per second to
> visit a Web site."
> http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Harvard-Prof-Sets-Record-Straight-on-Internet-Carbon-Study-65794.html
>
> so that means...... 20 times 60 times 60 for one hour: 72000
> milligrams, roughly 3 ounces...
> and lets say we err up....and times that by 100.....that would make
> 300 ounces......or even
> times 1000 for what reason I have no idea...just in case you have a
> thousand websites running ....
> 3000 ounces.......divided by 16 for lbs.......and we still get far 
> less....
> that of course doesnt count your laptop power....but then you use your
> laptop on the plane now dont you.
>
> now of course my case is extreme.... so from London to Paris its 728 
> lbs CO2
> still far less (maybe even a hundred times less or more) than the
> average visit to a chat room....
>
> Jason
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