A talk that nobody wants to hear

Session track
Business & strategy
Experience level
30 min

Talk description

Global warming, we hear about it every day: travel less, eat less meat, insulate our homes, ... we all know that. But we really have to change our way of life. Instead of owning stuff, we should have them as services, much like the internet. But seldom do we hear about the growing impact of the internet on climate change: it consumes a lot of electricity coming from fossil fuels and it is growing rapidly, along with its number of users. Since we're building the internet, our choices can make a difference. I built globalwarning.blog around this. Yes, using WordPress. It has a tiny carbon footprint (only 20-30 kb per page load) to show what is practically possible using WordPress and a content management system in general.

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