German greenies calculate that a blog which gets 15,000 hits or more a month (yay! we qualify!) pumps out 8 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.Well, gosh I qualify, too; Blogger tells me I get about twice that. And as far as I can tell, they're concentrating on the electric power that all the people who drop by use in reading my blog on their computers, so they're not even counting the cubic yards of methane I generate while writing, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas! Consequently, I've proudly posted Borepatch's graphic down below on the right sidebar.
Air Canada and their subsidiary Rouge. We noticed that they had a calculated value for how much CO2 I was responsible for on the tickets. I realize there's very little effort there, probably a couple of instruction cycles for the computer processing the tickets, but it's still an amazing waste of instruction cycles when you consider how many people fly every day. I wonder how much CO2 is generated by the power it takes to run the computers to do that?