Cloud Technologies to Combat Climate Change
We all know climate change is happening and happening fast. There is fear and worry prevailing across the globe about it, and many protests are taking place against the emission volume of greenhouse gases (GHG). Many governments and business leaders have been showing their commitment towards trying to halt the emissions and keeping global warming down. With science and technology being our resort for almost everything in today’s world, everyone is looking up to and hoping for cloud technologies to combat climate change. But is that possible? If yes, then how?
Cloud Technologies to Cut Emissions
The first and foremost way of cloud technologies to combat climate change is by cutting harmful emissions. Businesses with big data needs require their information and data to be stored as well as processed somewhere. They either do it through data centers or employ cloud services. The machinery and equipment in the data centers consume enormous amounts of power and are huge environmental damage.
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Intelligence for Information
Cloud technologies to combat climate change include the employment of intelligence to process all the information we have to predict future risks and formulate plans against them. As the latest cloud services are equipped with processing operations along with storage, we can better ascertain the needs of the businesses to prepare themselves against events, such as extreme heat, flooding, earthquakes, and wildfires, etc., that can damage their functionality. This makes the businesses more dedicated to a cleaner environment, and the cloud computation helps them come up with ways to enhance their activities towards the cause.
Cloud Technologies and Energy Needs
Many cloud service providers now use green energy, such as hydro, solar, and wind power, to fuel their servers. This is a huge step as each data center requires a power volume that a medium-sized town does, and the energy all data centers combined extract through harmful sources is huge. It is estimated that they require 30 billion watts of electricity, 90% of which goes to waste as they run 24/7 on their full capacities. 17% of the total carbon footprint in the whole world is caused by all the data centers out there. By moving towards cloud servers and steering away from data centers, businesses can go green and protect the environment