2.3 Environment


READ:
GOF "Environmental Impacts of computing technology" (pg. 341)

Topic

Examples

Modelling and simulations
Climate change, forecasting natural events or demographic changes.
Data logging
Sensors, probes, real-time data collection.
Satellite communication
Remote sensing devices, satellite imagery, tagging.
Mapping, virtual globes
Geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), cell/mobile phone tracking, online journey planning, online maps.
E-waste
Development, disposal and recycling of IT equipment, monitoring organizations such as the Basel Action Network.
Resource depletion
Use of non-renewable resources for manufacturing components, electrical consumption of IT systems.


News Sources:
E-WASTE