Jan 13, 2009

A blogging truth

I wrote a post about recycling the other day and some of the responses I've received have been interesting as well as informative. I came across an article today that may call your love for Mother Earth into question. According to a recent Times report two Google searches can emit as much carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle of tea. It goes on to say that having an avatar in Second Life can use as much electricity per year as the average Brazilian consumes.

The article doesn't go into watching videos of half naked Asian girls slapping each other so it does WIGSF and Big Ben no good, but I'm curious how much my blogging habit has done to harm precious resources. I mean does writing about my obsession with all things boobie related emit enough greenhouse gasses that it kills a starving orphan? Curious....

When you're at work do you ever feel like busting into some random person's office and point and say in a low creepy voice 'yooooooouuuuuu' then suddenly bolt? No?

I guess that wouldn't be good for my career. Still I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal.

"A zebra does not change its spots." - Al Gore

Googling Harms the Earth?

7 comments:

whatigotsofar said...

Hey hey hey hey hey hey! Those girls ain't Asian.

Kelli said...

I heard about that article on the radio yesterday morning ... the DJ had no suggestions. My idea was that we all stay home (no t.v., radio, internet or cooking) and breathe as little as possible because that's the only way we'll drastically reduce the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. Or we could go berserk and fill our houses with plants to soak up said CO2 ... then you can be a crazy plant person.

My thought for the day ... every time you eat a hamburger you have made sure one less cow is emitting methane gas into the air. Carnivores, doing their part to stop Global Warming!

WV: pootar- I'm not kidding.

JLee said...

wow, I could have just heated a house in Brazil with this comment...

wv: demend

Scott said...

That is some craziness. Wonder how it is that they determined such a thing.

Mang said...

how much is a Brazilian?

btw...

here is the real source about how much energy a google search is:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/powering-google-search.html#links

Anonymous said...

A: A Brazillian goes for around $99 - $120, but I know this esthetician in Freemont who charges about $79 - $89. http://theskinboutique.net/ *shameless plug!* She does great work, tell her I sent ya.

Big Ben said...

I've looked at enought Asian porn to power many a small village in Africa. However, I feel no shame.