17 April 2009

EcoNews: The Carbon Footprint Of Spam

"It appears that even e-mail spammers have a carbon footprint.

According to a new study,
spammers are not only pests to e-mail inboxes, they are also massive energy hogs.

Spammers produced 62 trillion junk e-mails in 2008, which translated into enough energy to power 2.4 million US homes for a year or the same GHG emissions as 3.1 million passenger cars using 2 billion gallons of gasoline
, according to researchers from computer security firm McAfee Inc and climate-change researchers ICF..." Read the full article here

Thank you, Red Orbit.com, for sharing the article.
Much Eco-preciated!


  1. what about people who watch TV all evening long after work?

    What about people who play video games all weekend long?

    What about people who are on Facebook or Myspace all the time?

    It makes me wonder if spammers are only fractional compared to the groups of people that I mentioned above?

  2. I am learning from Summer, who is my daughter. And, I am proud to be that lucky father who learns from my daughters and my sons.Yes, I have three of each. Which makes me a wealthy dad.


  3. Dale, I am totally inspired by your comment. It is true there are other ways to get wealthy besides making tons of money.

    Your comment reminds me of :

    "Treat the earth well.
    It was not given to you by your parents,
    it was loaned to you by your children.
    We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
    we borrow it from our Children."
    ~Ancient Indian Proverb