• huginn@feddit.it
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    7 days ago

    On the one hand: fuck AI driving up these emissions for no useful fucking reason

    On the other hand: fuck carbon credits - they’re universally scams perpetuated by “preventing deforestation” or other inane solutions.

    The future solutions are always going to be reduction and drawdown. They’re only funding drawdown now, because they’re not even trying to reduce emissions.

    We do need drawdown in the future but it shouldn’t distract from replacing our polluting infrastructure. Kill gas cars. Death to coal plants. Natural gas needs to stay in the ground.

    If Google were funding that they’d actually be doing good.

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      6 days ago

      They are. Read their environmental report.

      They invested over $3.1 billion in renewable energy projects with an expected combined generation capacity of approximately 4.5 GW. That’s twice as much energy as all their datacenters combined.

      New power plants take time.