Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Expanded Internet use to worsen global warming

The Register reports:

Including himself among the assembled Real Smart People™, he said, “That’s what we do. That’s our job. That’s why what you all are doing is so important.”

And that pesky carbon problem is only going to get bigger, Schmidt said, as internet use increases and data centers will need to be built to service the five to six billion internet users that he says will occupy the planet in the next decade or so.

“The majority of humans will be on the internet,” he said.

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3 thoughts on “Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Expanded Internet use to worsen global warming”

  1. “The majority of humans will be on the internet,” he said.
    So they won’t be out driving their cars – that’s good isn’t it?

  2. Computers draw very little power compared to the value they produce. I’ve download a few books to my Kindle (I’ve only had it a couple of weeks) and that means the trees are still standing, the gas to drive the trees and process them went to some other use, and the whole business is far greener than physical production of the materials.

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