In today’s Daily Statfrom Harvard they shared the results of an interesting study from The McKinsey Quarterly about the carbon footprint of datacenters. It turn out that “Emissions from data centers are expected to grow at more than 11% annually. Right now, the amount of carbon emitted by data centers worldwide — 80 megatons — is more than half Argentinaâ€™s carbon output (142 megatons) and that of the Netherlands (146 megatons).”
Which is why I’m happy to say that my site is green due to the carbon offsets and renewable energy that DreamHost buys on my behalf. And just in case you want some proof, check this out. Ask your host if they’re doing the same y’all.