IT footprints and global warming


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its a humble and sincere effort to create awareness and share basic knowledge on the subject of the threats we are and will face in future regarding the usage of technology.

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IT footprints and global warming

  2. 2. INTRODUCTION – IT FOOTPRINTSThe footprints that we leave behind while using our PC’s, surfing on theinternet or just writing a word document is referred to as IT Footprints.When we relate these footprints with its effect on the echo system we aretalking about the greenhouse gasses (Co2, Methane, etc. details in followingslides) that are produced and emitted in the environment in making, operatingand or recycling of technological equipment and technology.
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION – GREENHOUSE GASSES & EFFECTSWhat is A greenhouse gas?A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiationis termed as a greenhouse gas. Examples: Carbon dioxide(CO2), Methane(CH4), Ozone(O3) etc.What is Greenhouse effect?The greenhouse effect is the process by which absorption andemission of infrared radiation by gases in the atmosphere warm a planetslower atmosphere and surface. It was proposed by Joseph Fourier in 1824 andwas first investigated quantitatively by Svante Arrhenius in 1896
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION – GLOBAL WARMINGThe rate change (increase) in the temperature of and around the Earth’satmosphere and oceans since late 19 th century and its projected continuation.According to recent researches (available on NASA website) the earth’satmospheric temperature has increased 0.8% since 2000 – this is the timewhen we witnessed the IT bubble break and a unleashing of technology.
  5. 5. HAZARDS OF GLOBAL WARMING Health Related Issues Greenhouse gasses cause contamination and intoxicate crops and water. Consumption of such material cause CANCER, Hepatitis! And many other deadly and dangerous illnesses. Addiction to technology cause obesity, and stretched hours working on keyboard can cause severe carpal tunnel syndrome.These are just two of the thousands of side-effects that un tamed usage oftechnology may cause!
  6. 6. HAZARDS OF GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTION!Air, Water, Heat And Noise Pollution Can All Be Caused By Producing AndUsing Technology…
  7. 7. HAZARDS OF GLOBAL WARMING SAD STATE OF RESOURCES!Non-renewable resources, including precious metals like gold, are used tomake technology. Many others, such as coal, are consumed to generate theelectricity to use technology. Even some renewable resources, like treesand water, are becoming contaminated or are used up faster than they canrenew themselves because of technology.
  8. 8. HAZARDS OF GLOBAL WARMING WASTEManufacturing technology creates large amounts of waste, and usedcomputers and electronics get thrown out when they break or becomeoutdated. Called "techno trash," these electronics contain all sorts ofhazardous materials that are very unsafe for the environment.
  10. 10. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOUBy following some very simple procedures we can limit the production ofgreenhouse gasses, some of them are listed below. Shut the power off and plug out the cables when equipment not in use. Stop making Google, Bing etc. search for unnecessary queries, as the heat produced and emitted to fulfill one query is sufficient to burn a stove for one month. Try switching to alternate and clean sources of energy, such as wind and solar. Propagate as much as we can, literature to create awareness on mass level
  11. 11. HOW TO TREAT TECHNO TRASHSanitize your Hard DriveBefore donating a machine, be sure to remove all of your files and data from it. Most people will justtry to drag everything to the trash can or recycle bin, but this only partially erases theinformation! Cyber criminals can find this “deleted” information and use it however they want. Toreally protect yourself, you need to run a program that “sanitizes” your hard drive. These programs,which can be found online, work by replacing all your data with a jumble of useless nonsense. Thatway, your information is safe, and your good deed goes unpunished!Consider Donating your Mobile DeviceThere are actually a LOT of great things your old mobile devices can do for people. Whether thatmeans helping soldiers overseas talk to their families or helping victims of domestic violence, they canbe a lot more than clutter for your junk drawer. Here is a list of several worthwhile charities.Raise Some FundsBecause electronics contain precious metals including gold, silver and copper, techno trash can actuallybe worth a little money. Why not hold a community fundraiser to collect and dispose of everyonestechno trash? Youll be helping both your community and the environment at the same time!Reuse Those Ink CartridgesMany locations that sell new printer ink cartridges will refill your old cartridge for a fraction of thecost. Each cartridge you throw away takes anywhere between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose, andon average, there are 11 cartridges thrown out every minute across the globe! Not all cartridges can berefilled, and even cartridges that youve filled in the past will eventually break down after continualuse. When this happens, take them to the store where you bought them and recycle them. Sometimes,the store will even give you a discount on your next ink cartridge.
  12. 12. THANKS FOR JOINING ME ! Hope we will all heed to what we have learnt here today !