Can We Give Everyone A Smart Phone And Still Stop Global Warming?
Maybe, but it’s going to be impossible without using all the low-carbon energy sources we have available. Information and communication technologies require a lot of power. The human online population topped 3 billion in 2014, but should exceed 7 billion by 2020. Along with this increase, comes a parallel increase in online’s carbon footprint. So large electricity-consuming data centers like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple are looking for reliable sources of power that don’t emit much carbon. And the answer is nuclear power.

Vía Forbes Real Time