Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Scientist slams newspaper for Google CO2 report | Green Tech - CNET News

An interesting case study in information quality and information literacy; see the full article for more details

A report in The Times of London on Sunday generated a firestorm of controversy when a Harvard physicist was identified as saying a typical Google Web search on a desktop computer generates about 7 grams of carbon dioxide, making two searches comparable to bringing a tea kettle to boil.

"A Google search has a definite environmental impact," Alex Wissner-Gross was quoted as telling the newspaper.

Problem is, Wissner-Gross tells TechNewsWorld, his study never singles out or even mentions Google.

Scientist slams newspaper for Google CO2 report | Green Tech - CNET News

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