If only the Greens would ban spam

Andrew Sullivan

Apparently if the 40% of US workers who could, worked from home just two days a week, we could help save the environment by reducing yearly carbon emissions by 53 million metric tons. But there is a catch:

[O]ne spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO2 … And what about the 62 trillion emails sent each year? Those emails produce as much CO2 as 1.6 million cars driving around the earth.

Now if only the Greens would help by stopping their own spamming or work towards a global ban on spam…they want to ban everything else after all.


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    I’m sorry but who comes up with these stats? That’s like saying the population of NZ produce 1.6 million cars worth of CO2 by breathing each year.

  • nzd.gbp

    Yeah that sounds like bullshit. Let’s see how they arrived at these numbers.