You probably thought binge-watching ten hours of Netflix on your couch wasn’t hurting anybody . . . but apparently it’s hurting EVERYBODY. Because a recent study found that all the streaming we do is contributing to climate change in a pretty big way.
Every time you watch something, it triggers a server where the data is stored. And streaming requires so much electricity that 30 minutes of Netflix is the equivalent of driving about FOUR MILES in a car.
Video-on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu create more greenhouse gasses than any other type of streaming. But PORN is a close second, followed by sites like YouTube and Dailymotion.