Worried about the carbon footprint of your Google searches?
A Harvard University physicist says a typical search on a desktop computer generates about 7 grams of carbon dioxide. Thus, performing two searches is comparable to bringing a kettle to boil, according to a report Sunday in The Times of London. While that may not sound like a lot, the report notes that Google handles about 200 million searches daily.
"Google operates huge data centers around the world that consume a great deal of power," Alex … Read more