Netflix makes me laugh … literally. Their comedy specials are wonderful. Just in the past few months, they’ve featured comedy from some of my favorites such as Gabriel Iglesias and Jeff Dunham (no relation). Apparently, the supporters of the climate change hypothesis are jealous of the streaming service because they released something almost as funny as a comedian on Netflix. They are complaining that watching Netflix (or porn) increases the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.
Per Maxime Efoui-Hess of the French think tank The Shift Project: “Watching a half-hour show leads to emissions of up to 1.6 kilograms of carbon dioxide.” That’s the equivalent of driving 3.9 miles.
Last year, online video streaming services produced carbon emissions equal to the size of Spain, and that amount may double, according to Efoui-Hess.
While 34% of online traffic comes from streaming videos on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu (among others), the next biggest group is online porn.
That’s right, America. First, they wanted to take away the fossil fuels that enable our cars to run. Then they want us to stop eating beef (because of cow farts) and flying in airplanes (because of … well just don’t). With all this misery created because of an unproven theory (see graphic below), climate fanatics now want silence our laughter by ordering us not to stream Netflix. And don’t ask me about the porn (unless we are talking off-line). The Shift Project is a French think tank. I thought the French loved porn almost as much as they enjoy surrendering.
Then there’s the added problem of ever-increasing home TV screen size and resolution, which take even more energy to power. The Consumer Technology Association found that the average screen size in 1997 was just 22 inches. By 2021, they predict the average television size to be 50 inches. Popular 4K resolution screens use about 30% more energy than the high-definition screens that preceded it. Soon, powerful 8K resolution screens, which debuted last year, may become an industry standard.
Cross posted at The Lid