Environmental effects of information and communications technologies

@article{Williams2011EnvironmentalEO,
  title={Environmental effects of information and communications technologies},
  author={Eric Williams},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={479},
  pages={354-358}
}
The digital revolution affects the environment on several levels. Most directly, information and communications technology (ICT) has environmental impacts through the manufacturing, operation and disposal of devices and network equipment, but it also provides ways to mitigate energy use, for example through smart buildings and teleworking. At a broader system level, ICTs influence economic growth and bring about technological and societal change. Managing the direct impacts of ICTs is more… CONTINUE READING
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