Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

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Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected
Researchers are sounding the alarm after an analysis showed that buying a new smartphone consumes as much energy as using an existing phone for an entire decade.

SUMMARY: If this all sounds like bad news, it’s because it absolutely is bad news. To make matters worse, the researchers calculated some of their conclusions conservatively. The future will only get more dire if the internet of things takes off and many more devices are hitting up the cloud for data.

ACTION STEPS: The bottom line is we need to buy less, and engage less [digitally], for the health of this entire planet.