The climate and the internet

Climate-friendly websites

When you use the Internet, you don't really think about how environmentally friendly your surfing behaviour might be. Few people realise that every activity triggers an exchange of data that involves moving bits back and forth on a server, i.e. a physical computer in a data centre, somewhere in the world. Moving this data requires computing, power and cooling power. The larger the amount of data retrieved, the higher the CO2 emissions.