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How might personal computer use contribute to climate change?

Schlossberg's findings suggest that the more the individual streams online video, purchases products online, or leaves her devices plugged in when inactive, the more energy and electricity she is consuming. Furthermore, the accessibility of technology and the Internet stresses the convenience of information and material product. Not only do the individual's technological devices require constant energy, but the stuff she may accumulate from purchasing online also increases air and road traffic, and the production and waste of corrugated cardboard.

Why might organic farming not be as efficient as it seems?

While organic farming practices do effectively use fewer pesticides and toxic contaminants, organic farms are only capable of producing 75 - 80 percent as much food on the same amounts of land as farms using conventional farming methods. Organic methods of livestock breeding and raising would also be incapable of...

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