Pt 2 - Embodied Energy of the Internet - Katie Singer


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“If people remain unaware, in the illusion of the simplicity of sending an email, then there isn’t really a way to move forward until Nature imposes limits on us”

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Where do we get these wonderful toys? What are the hidden costs of the Internet? How do we get silicon wafers for electronics manufacturing?

And while we’re at it, how are we able to download podcasts for free? Or is it free? What is the true cost?

Katie Singer is the author of An Electronic Silent Spring

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Links and References:

Get informed about the true costs of using a smartphone

Reassembling Rubbish: Worlding Electronic Waste by Josh Lepawsky

Heather White’s award winning film “Complicit” about workers poisoned by benzene and n-hexane

Our Web of Inconvenient Truths - Nov 2019 Newsletter

Modern Slavery and Your Devices

On Global Electricity Usage of Communication Technology: Trends to 2030

The Campaign to Reduce Our Internet Footprint

Why do we burn coal and trees to make solar panels?

On Global Electricity Usage of Communication Technology: Trends to 2030

Limits to Growth by Donella H. Meadows

Our Web of InconvenientTruths


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