Could video streaming be as bad for the climate as driving a car?

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We are used to thinking that going digital means going green. While that is true for some activities – for example, making a video call to the other side of the ocean is better than flying there – the situation is subtler in many other cases. For example, driving a small car to the movie theatre with a friend may have lower carbon emissions than streaming the same movie alone at home.

How do we reach this conclusion? Surprisingly, making these estimates is fairly complicated

Professor Stefano Bonetti suggests using a common measuring unit to make it easy for us to understand the impact of our activities on the planet.

Read the full article by Professor Bonetti on The Conversation