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The Weight of the Cloud. Can the Cloud Be Green? – By Biosfera

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Whenever we send an email, click on an ad or make an online purchase, we create
an information unit. An invisible action, but that generates impacts on the planet. Cloud computing
currently emits as much carbon dioxide as aviation and is estimated that by 2030, it will represent
more than 20% of the Earth’s energy bill.

63% of the world’s population is connected to the Internet. Google estimates an average of 63,000
search engine queries per second.

Comments by Afonso Salema, Start Campus; Nuno Lopes, IST professor; Francisco
Ferreira, ZERO Association; Rui Oliveira, scientific director of the Minho Advanced Computing Center.

Full article here.

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