A Harvard researcher finds himself at the center of a tech buzz over Google’s carbon footprint. But he might not belong there.
The buzz started with this headline Sunday morning in the Times of London: “Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches – Physicist Alex Wissner-Gross says that performing two Google searches uses up as much energy as boiling the kettle for a cup of tea”.
(Two Google searches is one cup of tea? No wonder I can’t sleep! The caffeine is killing me!)
But of course, it’s not that simple.