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How many cuppas in a google? We still don’t know

By James Crabtree  

Cut down on my google? Not likely.

Cut down on my google? Not likely.

So, I’m confused. The Times, on Saturday, ran a startling story, claiming that two Google searches cost the same amount of carbon as boiling a kettle. The story was dynamite: Google, previously only evil in China, might actually be evil everywhere. The story begged a question: if googling was environmentally problematic—what about other online activities, like sending email? The story, also, had the strong whiff of BS about it. To be more precise, it claimed that:…

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