The real problem with your Netflix addiction? The carbon emissions | Arwa Mahdawi

The real problem with your Netflix addiction? The carbon emissions | Arwa Mahdawi Streaming services are responsible for massive energy consumption. We must all pay more attention to our digital footprintBinge-watching Netflix doesn’t just fry your brain; it may also be frying the planet. The streaming service’s global energy consumption increased by 84% in 2019 to a total of 451,000 megawatt hours – enough to power 40,000 average US homes for a year.Netflix disclosed these figures in its inaugural environmental, social and governance report, noting it matched 100% of its 2019 non-renewable power use “with renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets”. While these may help the brand, they don’t address the inconvenient fact… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/12/real-problem-netflix-addiction-arbon-emissions