Services use a distributed structure of servers and data centers.
Researcher Joanna moll has created an app that analyzes the impact of Google on the planet, even in 2015, and presented the results of the analysis last week.
About it writes Rus.Media.
The fact that the Internet and popular services use a distributed structure of servers and data centers that require serious maintenance and a lot of electricity.
Moll says: “Google processes about 47 000 requests per second, which is about 500 kg of carbon dioxide per second, i.e., 0.01 kg for each request”.
Google is not the only source of environmental threats, other popular sites also leave a noticeable trace. For example, servers Facebook in 2016, made 718 000 tons of carbon dioxide, approximately 200,000 passenger vehicles.