Oh great, I am now killing Mother Earth, simply by blogging!

William Teach gave me the bad news earlier

I blame you for that devastating 1.4 degrees F rise in temperature that is killing Gaia

(NoTricksZoneSteffen Hentrich here brings our attention to a report appearing in the Austrian pressetext titled: Senseless Surfing in the Internet Is Destroying The Environment“.

If the entire Internet were a country, it would be the 5th largest consumer of electricity globally, moaned Claudia Sprinz, super-nag of Greenpeace Austria. And that figure, she claims, will triple by the year 2020. A huge consumption of resources is taking place out of pure boredom, Sprinz says. Youtube videos of cats, wondering aimlessly through the web or searching for worthless information that is forgotten three minutes later. This behavior is destroying the environment, she frets.

Sprinz says that people should go out for a walk in the park if they’re bored.

Just a single search for Chuck Norris causes as much CO2 as a car travelling 7.5 cm. 15,000 Google-searches for “funny cats” generate as much CO2 as producing a cheeseburger. Google alone produces 260,000 kilograms of CO2 per month. Every spam generates 0.3 grams of CO2.

Oh wait, as long as I do not surf in a senseless fashion I am OK? That is sort of like being what? Surfing Neutral?. So, if it is only SENSELESS surfing they blame, then we could cure climate change just by getting Liberals to stop using Facebook, Twitter, and blogs? See, it is so simple!

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