In an extreme grasp at straws, this presents an argument that because the internet takes up electricity, and the server and hard drive space, that saving your email will negatively impact the climate. The problem is that even if you were to delete all of your email, the architecture still has to exist, and you won’t have accomplished anything.

Everyone has seen the warning. At the bottom of the email, it says: “Please consider the environment before printing.” But for those who care about global warming, you might want to consider not writing so many emails in the first place.

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