In response to a lot of allegations that its massive data centers emit tons of CO2, Google came up with this little chart to show how much better for the environment they are than totally irrelevant products from mostly irrelevant industries. Starting off with the least irrelevant, one printed newspaper is equal to 850 searches, which might actually come up in some kind of new media vs. print debate. But orange juice? Cheeseburgers? Come on, Google.
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|CO2 emissions of an average daily newspaper
||850 Google searches
|A glass of orange juice
||1,050 Google searches
|One load of dishes in an energy star dishwasher
||5,100 Google searches
|A five mile trip in the average US automobile
||10,000 Google searches
||15,000 Google searches
|Electricity consumed by the average US household in one month
||3,100,000 Google searches