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Inefficient Truth: IT is the top culprit; surpasses aviation in CO2 emissions

This is very shocking! We need some strong govt regulatory steps here. Firms must begin to comply!

Get the PDF here.

And don't print that PDF, just read it on your laptop/pc.

El Reg reporting:

Restorick reckoned this growth is unsustainable, with more than two thirds of companies having already used up 75 per cent of their data centre floorspace and 61 per cent expected to hit storage capacity within two years.

While green awareness among those questioned was high, the study found that 86 per cent did not know the carbon footprint of their own department. The report also highlighted 56 per cent of IT departments did not see their firm's electricity bills, despite their huge reliance on energy.

Global Action Plan called for the government to adopt a more robust approach towards the IT industry. It recommended the possible introduction of tax incentives for small and medium-sized businesses that reduced their carbon footprint and also said that vendors needed to be more transparent.

Trewin said: "The government is very much softly-softly on the industry and this needs to change."

This needs to change NOW! Starting today!

El Reg's coverage
and GAP (Global Action Plan) site.

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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here