The use of video streaming increases environmental pollution, research
Research has shown that video conferencing also has environmental effects. That is, just one hour of video streaming releases 150 to 1000 grams of carbon dioxide, but keeping the camera turned off during a meeting can reduce these carbon footprints. Similarly, watching high quality videos instead of high quality ones on Netflix can have a positive effect on the environment.
The study also included data from Pakistan. The study, conducted by Purdue and Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, looked at carbon footprints and water loss in Internet use for the first time. His findings are published in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling. The countries participating in the study include Pakistan, China, France, Iran, Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Since March 2020, Internet traffic has increased by 20% in many countries. If the trend continues, it will emit enough carbon dioxide to absorb forests equivalent to 71,600 square miles (twice the area of Indiana).
This is because the Internet requires a number of resources, including energy, server cooling systems, and air-conditioned systems for data transmission. Thus, 300,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools will be needed to cool the heat released by the Internet.
Similarly, if you use one gigabyte of data on YouTube, Facebook, Tic Tac Toe, Twitter and 12 other platforms, the environmental impact will be extraordinary, which is also estimated. It should be noted that data processing requires a lot of energy. Similarly, downloading also causes environmental damage.