https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200305-why-your-internet-habits-are-not-as-clean-as-you-think – source.
*Those who have been tempted by cryptocurrencies might also want to think carefully about the environmental impact of the transactions they conduct. Vast amounts of computing power are needed for the so-called “proof of work” algorithm that is used to validate transactions on Blockchain‘s distributed ledger system. One recent study estimated that BitCoin alone is responsible for around 22m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year – greater than all the carbon footprint of the whole of Jordan…*
**Streaming video creates 13x more carbon than bitcoin‘s blockchain:**
*Watching online videos accounts for the biggest chunk of the world’s internet traffic – 60% – and generates 300m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, which is roughly 1% of global emissions, according to French think tank, The Shift Project. This is because, as well as the power used by devices, energy is consumed by the servers and networks that distribute the content.*
Secondly, if you want to save the planet you should be planting trees, not telling people to stop generating carbon. One tree chopped down in a rain forest is more damage done to the environment than putting a new car on the road in America if memory serves correctly.
#TL;DR – Eat vegan, live like a minimalist and plant trees. Don’t whine about who is generating how much carbon. You are either whining about the problem or contributing to a solution.