Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
A survey of 10,076 households conducted by the NPD Group Inc in the
US found that computers switched
on at homes sit idle for 54 per cent of
the time. The Sierra Club, a group of
environmentalists, has estimated
that a computer running for more
than three hours a day is responsible
for 200 pounds of carbon dioxide
(C02 ) emission every year. This is
two per cent of the annual C02 emission by a car - which is actually
doing something (Tomorrow. Global
Environment Business, Vol 7, No 3).