Use of the internet is expected to triple by 2017: Environmental concerns related to it

8 April, 2014

The Greenpeace’ report released this April indicates that the web may help destroy “the very fabric of our life on Earth”, due to the carbon-based sources of power it uses and the electronic waste that is left behind by its discarded gadgetry. This article summarizes and explains such risks. They are especially important now, because use of the internet is expected to triple by 2017.

The two new reports – the Pew Internet Research Project report and the Greenpeace Report  give different perspectives on this.


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