July 29, 2021 marked Earth Overshoot Day. That is the day we are collectively exceeding our planet's resources for the year, extracting and emitting more than nature can regenerate. It felt like good day to remember the recent Dutch court ruling, which ordered fossil fuel giant Shell to set more ambitious climate targets.In my latest... Continue Reading →
Blog Series: The Internet’s Environmental Impact.
Today, I got to publish part 1 of this series, focusing on estimating the internet's carbon footpringt at large. I look at social media, online advertising, video streaming, connected devices, and artificial intelligence to get a sense of the scale of emissions that can be attributed to the internet. My calculations get me to around... Continue Reading →
My personal carbon footprint
It's not a pretty number: 255t. That's the carbon budget I used up during my lifespan so far. I used the CO2 calculator of the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) to estimate my annual footprint, which currently amounts to 3,54t. In comparison to the average German citizen (11,6t CO2e), my carbon footprint is comparatively small and... Continue Reading →