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Maggie Dove has drawn attention to an article by James J Johnston in the Press & Journal of 11 October on

Paying the Environmental Price of the Internet

"Not unreasonably, most people look at the internet, and the provision of online services as “free” and environmentally friendly. We cannot touch them – they are virtual, we may pay a subscription, but it is commonly thought that it is a necessity that doesn’t have much of an effect on the environment.  Indeed, how could a person globally-linked HD-gaming in their room with someone on the other side of the world possibly harm the environment?"

Read the article to find out how.

 

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