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Streaming Video Is Very Bad For The Environment

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  • Streaming Video Is Very Bad For The Environment

    From , Oct 2019
    The Jakarta Post
    Title : Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say
    By : Liz Donovan , Agence France-Presse

    [... experts say the ease of streaming services comes with a hefty environmental price tag.

    Watching a half-hour show would lead to emissions of 1.6 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent, said Maxime Efoui-Hess of French think tank the Shift Project. That's equivalent to driving 6.28 km .
    Last year, online video streaming produced emissions equivalent to Spain and that amount may double in the next six years, according to the Shift Project.

    Much of the energy needed for streaming services is consumed by the data center, which delivers data to your computer or device, ... The centers contribute about 0.3 percent of all carbon emissions, according to an article by Nature.

    Web-based video traffic is expected to increase four times from 2017 to 2022 and account for 80 percent of all internet traffic by 2022, according to the CISCO Network...]
    Last edited by marcus; 27-03-20, 18:45.

  • #2
    As an alternative to streaming movies, should we all be hopping in the car for drives to the bijou?


    • #3
      I don't stream video neither music . For music I hear from the FM radio . For video I watch from free TV (I had paid TV but I though it was not worth) .

      About streaming video , I guess many people don't realize that , even if they don't pay for the video itself , they need to pay for the internet connection . So streaming a HD movie (around 4.5 GB of data for a 90 min movie) may cost up to Rp50.000 for only for the internet data transfer , is it worth ? I spend only around 3 GB during a month for all my essential things : online banking , Whatsapp (no video) , email , Forum , online shopping , news , text information searching , Google translating , ...

      But unfortunately I know that people around the world will stream video more and more , as it is very easy and convenient . In the above article they think that streaming video "may double in the next six years" , but I think it will it will be a lot more than that . Just see what Telkonsel stated for the first 9 months of this year : with almost the same number of customers , data traffic increased 55% , I guess mainly due to video streaming/downloading ( , Okt 2019) .

      Things bad for the environment like streaming video , tourism (probably more than 8% of all gas emissions) , eating meat (I heard in the TV that all the cattle in the world emit more than the 3rd most polluting contry) , motor vehicles , air cooling/heating , forest fires , ... are all increasing , showing that the battle against global warming will be impossible to win .

      From (Tourism made around 8% of the total gas emissions in 2013)
      Last edited by marcus; 02-12-19, 09:22.


      • #4
        that's something new. I've never streamed anything, but I think we can connect any modern activity to eco-distraction


        • #5
          I didn't even know that watching TV shows or movies can somehow affect the environment. I just recently subscribed to Roomba IPTV. If anyone doesn't know, subscribing to this service allows you to watch series or broadcasts. And I even bought a special IPTV box for this, and I have plans to become their IPTV partner in the future -- But now I'll check the information about whether streaming video worsens the state of the environment or not. Thanks for the info!