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The real problem with your Netflix addiction? The carbon emissions | Arwa Mahdawi

Streaming services are responsible for massive energy consumption. We must all pay more attention to our digital footprintBinge-watching Netflix doesn't just fry your brain; it may also be frying the planet. The streaming service's global energy consumption increased by 84% in 2019 to a total of 451,000 megawatt hours - enough to power 40,000 average US homes for a year.Netflix disclosed these figures in its inaugural environmental, social and governance report, noting it matched 100% of its 2019 non-renewable power use "with renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets". While these may help the brand, they don't address the inconvenient fact that our love of streaming has unfortunate side-effects - most of which we are only starting to comprehend. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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