On this 45th annual Earth Day, our Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other social media outlets will be abuzz with uplifting images of nature’s beauty and people marching to bring about a green transformation as well as depressing images of clear-cut forests, melting glaciers, and starving polar bears. Increasingly, we are using digital technologies to communicate our knowledge, our hopes, and our deepest fears about the state of the global environment. But how oftentimes do we pause to consider the environmental costs of our technological devices themselves and the infrastructure that connects them?

Source: Digital Technologies and the Global Environment – Routledge Environment & Sustainability

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