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  •  But what percent of worldwide fossil fuels (0+ / 0-)

    are used to power the internet?  0.00001%?  Which of these choices will have a better positive impact on the environment:  driving less or using less internet?

    •  You're only off by about 6 orders of magnitude (1+ / 0-)
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      or to put it another way, about a million fold.

      That's assuming (generously) that only half of electricity is generated from fossil fuels:

      according to Emerson Network Power, and we’re talking about 2% of all electrical energy used globally.

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