Articles by: Robin Scher

As Cryptocurrency Becomes Mainstream, Its Carbon Footprint Can’t Be Ignored

As Cryptocurrency Becomes Mainstream, Its Carbon Footprint Can’t Be Ignored

As Bitcoin prices rise, so will the incentive to mine it, creating a feedback loop that spells trouble for the climate. For advocates of cryptocurrency, the promise of an economic future that is managed by a blockchain (a decentralized database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network, as opposed to being held in a single location, such[Read More…]

by 14/01/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Why the Internet Itself Is a Major Environmental Problem

Why the Internet Itself Is a Major Environmental Problem

The paradox of combating climate change is that the extent of the emergency extends far beyond the actions taken by individuals to mitigate the climate crisis, yet collective action is what is most required to address this issue. There are so many examples of this dilemma—from recycling to how power is being generated, to what people should consume. In each case, broad-based action is required[Read More…]

by 15/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection