News Articles

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The carbon footprint of making a mobile phone call

Following up on last year's question of "What's the carbon footprint of sending a text message?"  (0.000003 grams of CO² used by the network, excluding external factors such as making the phone), The Guardian has now asked "What's the carbon footprint of making a mobile phone call?"

Climate change expert Mike Berners-Lee has considered rather more than the earlier article, factoring in phone manufacture and network administration alongside power consumption. His answer is that a minute's mobile-to-mobile call will generate 57g of carbon, which means a three-minute call appears to have a similar environmental impact to sending a letter in the post.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: NewsNumber of views: 478

Tags: voicesmsenvironment

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«October 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement