Listening to music online can make climate change?

Playing music on Internet-connected devices substantially increased carbon footprint.

Listening to music online and climate change are two seemingly unrelated issues. But downloading music and streaming music has just been proven by scientists: it contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions .

Streaming music increases carbon footprint

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Listening to music online is not as environmentally friendly as we think.

In order to calculate the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the online music industry, researchers from Glasgow University of England and Norway's University of Oslo, have taken the energy level used in production. plastic and electricity production, to represent the level of energy used to download and play music over the Internet.

The results show that, in the US alone, music broadcasting on online platforms generates between 200,000 and 350,000 tons of greenhouse gases in 2016. This is approximately the amount of emissions generated during transmission and store digital music files. The above emissions are much higher than the 140,000 tons in 1977, and 157,000 tons in 2000.

According to scientists, playing music on Internet-connected devices has substantially increased carbon footprint . That's not including carbon emissions in the process of storing and processing music data at data centers.

When has the phrase 'climate change' started to be used?

Today 'climate change ' is no stranger to people. But do you know this phrase was first used 50 years ago?

According to The Guardian, 50 years ago the Stanford Research Institute, USA (SRI) sent a report entitled "Resources, excess and fate of the polluting gases" to the American Petroleum Institute ( API) - a commercial organization related to the fossil energy industry.

The report was evaluated by scientists from the International Center for Environmental Law as the first bell, stirring up the world about the harmful effects of excessive CO 2 in the air.

In the study, Stanford scientists said that if CO 2 is not controlled, it will cause 'climate change' through specific manifestations such as rising temperatures and melting ice 2. polarity and sea level rise.

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The flood was flooded to the neck of Hoi An after being stormed by Damrey in 2017.

Following the phrase 'climate change' in 1968, the world received the term 'global warming'.

'Global warming' was first used in a scientific journal, by geochemist Wallace Broecker, from Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory at Columbia University, USA. This article is titled 'Climate change: Are we facing a cliff named climate change?'

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James Hansen warned of climate change in the US Parliament in 1988.

20 years after 1968, the famous NASA scientist James Hansen convinced the US Parliament that climate change had begun, despite the skepticism of many other scientists. Hansen said that Earth's temperature in the first five months of 1988 was the warmest in 130 years, since scientists began recording annual temperatures. Hansen affirms 99% that the cause of climate change is not nature, but because of people. Since then, the world began to pay more attention to climate change.

And without the word 'climate change' in 1968, countries took more time to sit at the table to negotiate discussions on common measures to limit this situation.

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Horrific fire in the O'Higgins area, South Chile in January 2017.

Some of the current achievements are as follows: The Kyoto Protocol signed in 1997 took effect in 2005 and later the Paris Agreement under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (UNFCCC) governs CO2 reduction measures from 2020. Scientists believe that it took us half a century to make reasonable and timely intervention policies.

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People walk through the flood caused by super typhoon Harvey, in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas, USA in August 2017.

Up to now, the situation has become more complex, the world continuously suffered from natural disasters and severe weather. The alarming numbers of droughts, floods, storms, sea level rise, and rising temperatures are always on the newspapers.