Spent an afternoon to save 5 kB in a JS script in one of my WordPress plugins that is installed on close to 2 million websites.
That's 5 kB * 2M = 10 GB.
Assuming an average of 10K of monthly visitors per site, that is 10 GB * 10.000 = 100 TB saved per month.
At 5 kWh per GB of transferred data, that is 500.000 kWh or ~400.000 kg CO2.
TLDR: That 5 kB saves approx. 400.000 kg of CO2 emissions per month.
@danny At this rate you're going to single-handedly stop climate change!
@InternetKevin Haha, not sure if I can keep this up though (sorry!). Also I have my doubts about the 5 kWh per GB number. Looking for a better source on that one, estimates vary a lot...
@danny yes difficult to estimate accurately, so many variables
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