and observe upcoming schedules for classes and due dates for assignments. As Ashworth College knows, entire educational institutions could be run on the internet, which allows access to materials and research all in one place, from around the world at any time, with multiple opportunities to succeed in learn, in all forms and languages. Whether trying to achieve an academic goal or researching for one’s own personal knowledge, the internet has infinite possibilities in terms of obtaining knowledge. Finally, in terms of the environment, the internet has lead to the lessened need to use paper. Downloadable books and videos have helped in the need to preserve certain resources. But in terms of the environment as a whole, the article ‘ Is the Internet Killing the Climate? ‘, brings up an interesting point about the internet contributing to global warming. According to the article, huge datacenters that house the servers that power the internet generate roughly 20 milligrams of CO2 every second someone is online. Multiply this by the fact that thirty-five billion minutes are logged on every month around the world. The electricity used to transmit this data, including span, is the equivalent to the electricity needed to power more than two million
3 homes and over three million cars. In terms of the environment, these are staggering energy numbers and the internet has contributed to consumption of energy at an alarming rate.
4 Bibliography 1.) Bill Stewart - The Internet – The Living Internet - January 7 2000 - 2.) Jeffrey Boase - John B Horrigan - Barry Wellman - Lee Rainie - Pew Internet & American Life Project - January 25 2006 - 3.) 3P Contributor, Is the Internet Killing the Climate?, Friday, , September 14, 2012
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