In an article I read in today’s newspaper, it seems that doing two Google searches from a desktop can generate about the same amount of carbon monoxide as boiling a cup of tea, which adversely affects the environment. According to the study, a typical search in Google’s search engine generates 7G of CO2, which boiling a kettle generates 15G.
Google’s huge data centers around the world consume a great deal of power. Google’s system may be faster but it raises energy consumption. And I had to do a search to get this cool Google “Star Wars” logo, so that’s 7G of CO2 right there! 2 Bad; instead of CO2, Google searches can’t generate C3PO or R2D2s!