Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Google Warming?

Two search requests on the internet website Google produce "as much carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle", according to a Harvard University academic.

US physicist Alex Wiener-Gross claims that a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g CO2.

However, these figures were disputed by Google, who say did a search on the matter and say a typical search produced only 0.2g of carbon dioxide.

A recent study by American research firm Gatner suggested that IT now causes two percent of global emissions and that 59% of all IT specialists are sex offenders with penis issues probably.

"Google isn't any worse than any other data centre operator. If you want to supply really great and fast result, then that's going to take extra energy to do so,"said Dr Wiener-Gross.

In a statement on its official blog, Google said that Dr Wiener-Gross' figures were "many times too high."

Dr Weiner-Gross countered those claims saying that everytime Google lets Old Knudsen create a blog 10 baby seals die.

Old Knudsen was unavailable for comment as he was blogging.

"We've made great strides to reduce the energy used by our data centres, but we still want clean and affordable sources of electricity for the power that we do use," said Google in its statement.

"In 2007, we co-founded the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. This non-profit consortium is committed to cutting the energy consumed by computers in half by 2010 by making them slower and having them crash more and so reducing global CO2 emissions by 54 million tons per year. That's a lot of kettles."

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