What are Carbon Emissions?

Watch this short video, ‘Climate 101 with Bill Nye’ by The Climate Reality Project which explains carbon emissions using simple science.

 

Why do Carbon emissions matter?

300 years of Fossil Fuels in 300 seconds – Another great video by Post Carbon Institute that shows us how we got here, why it matters and what we can do about it.

 

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Data Centers, The Cloud and Carbon emissions – what is the relationship?

Simply put, the Cloud is a collection on Servers in a data center. All data centers use a large amount of energy because the servers need to remain at an ideal temperature. Traditional heating or cooling of Data Centers results in tons of carbon emissions every year.

 

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Carbon-neutral vs. Carbon-free

Carbon-free solutions prevent carbon emissions from happening in the first place by using 100% renewable energy to power the data centers. Carbon-neutral solutions achieve net zero carbon emissions by buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference.