When people search the Internet or save a file on a "cloud" system, they don't always think about where the data is actually processed and stored. The reality is that tons of computer servers stored in data centers provide the inner workings of our complex digital age. As Internet and cloud technology surpassed the popularity of physical storage devices of generations past (such as hard drives and disks), the need for these centers has increased, which has resulted in a swell of energy waste and spending not only on server technology, but on expensive cooling systems needed to maintain proper temperatures. Altogether, this accounted for 1.5% of the world's electrical consumption as of 2010, and now produces more C02 than the airline industry. Excess heat from computer servers can lead to equipment issues and data loss, but the biggest problem of all is the impact this waste of energy has on the environment. Unfortunately, the more reliant people have become on computers, the more these issues have grown.
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