However, the non-renewable sources of energy utilized to generate the power for these IT transactions could still be reduced with the help of ‘Green Computing’.
“Two thousand scientists, in a hundred countries, engaged in the most elaborate, well organized scientific collaboration in the history of humankind, have produced long-since a consensus that we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming.”
Recently the whole world is increasingly talking about global warming as one of the biggest threats to the environment all over the world. Global warming is a dramatic and unexpected surge in the temperature of the climate, which is a common abode for many different species and not just human beings, caused by a series of negative human activities. These days, most of the industries, including the IT industry are under the scanner of government in order to curb the emission of greenhouse gases. You may be astonished as to how can an IT industry be a contributor to the emission of greenhouse gases. The blame goes to the huge data centers and gigantic servers which are used to store the information in such industries.
The Information Technology industry contributes the same amount of emission as the global air travel industry1. It is believed that 7000 kg of CO2 is emitted every million Google search. But given the advance in technology and huge dependence on the internet for even the smallest of things have made life practically impossible without the internet. The personal computer these days has become the only source to store vital data for most of the individuals who depend on their computer to do everything, right from online transfers of funds to pay their bills and even the place to shop goods online.
The IT companies functioning across the globe are consuming a huge quantum of energy. If we take the .data of only a developing country like India, around 8 million people are employed in the IT sector.