Infographic Category Environmental

The Carbon Cost of Spam E-mails

By | source: Jul 14th, 2010

I do feel special. Who else gets e-mails from African princes multiple times a day? Oh, everyone? Well those princes sure do hate the environment. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that every spam e-mail emits .3 GRAMS of Co2! Woah!!!!! If you want even more statistics I’ll give em’ to you! If the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull was to erupt for 133 days straight, it would be the equivalent of the Co2 emissions from spam for a year.

Personally, I never thought of the environmental impacts of e-mail. I still don’t know how e-mail equates to Co2. I guess it has something to do with servers and magic. I trust this infographic knows its stuff though. I mean, what can’t you trust on the Internet? Hell, I give out my credit card whenever I’m the 1,000,000th visitor to a site and it always pays off.

Should environmental organizations start lobbying against spammers? I wouldn’t doubt it if Greenpeace started to boycott e-mail altogether.

“HI! DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?”
“No.”
“WELL FOR ONLY 14 CENTS A MONTH YOU CAN STOP 823521 E-MAILS FROM KILLING POLAR BEARS!”

Yeah, I can totally see that happening on my campus. All I ever want to do is go to class, but never without turning down the gauntlet of Greenpeace kids.

As we know, the Internet is a great tool for battling global warming, I never knew it directly affected our Ozone. I hope that in the long run, the good that comes of the Internet will outweigh the bad. For the sake of our planet spammers, I don’t want your fake money or your male enhancement! [Via]

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