With so many of us working from home and using services like Zoom to meet with co-workers and customers, an obvious question is whether this trend is good or bad for climate. Add to this all the streaming video we are consuming for entertainment while stuck at home, and the question takes on some urgency.

I have wondered for some time about my digital carbon footprint, and I have worried that my Zoom meetings, nightly Facetime calls with my daughter and my new habit of binge-watching television shows might be adding up to an obnoxious amount of carbon emissions.


Kumar Venkat

Technologist. Climate analyst. President/CTO at CleanMetrics 2.0 (www.cleanmetrics.com).

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