Cloud computing isn’t green. But it could be.

Climate Economy

Cloud computing isn’t green. But it could be.

America's virtual lives put vast amounts of literal carbon into the air. It's time for the cloud to go green. The pandemic-driven migration to working from home has, among other knock-on effects, accelerated the global transition to cloud computing. Even before COVID-19 hit, the cloud computing market grew from $6 billion in 2008 to $288 billion in 2019. But while the satisfaction of clearing out a filing cabinet after backing everything up on the cloud sounds minimalist and environmentally friendly (especially if you recycle those paper copies), it may not…

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