Technology has made lives easier.
Everything is possible today with just a touch. Smartphones and tablets seem to
pack in just everything, and thanks to live streaming, you can now watch your
favorite shows or the live football match on the go.
However, this very convenience
has also invited a serious issue; watching an entire football match on your smartphone
or your tablet could produce the same amount of carbon emission
as a petrol car
been driven for around 10 miles, a new study claims. Connecting your device to
a Wi-Fi hotspot, on the other hand, can cut down the carbon emission by up to 8
times as opposed to watching it on a television set.
Sharing the screen in pubs or
with other people at home can be one of the most effective ways to cut down on
the carbon emissions, the Carbon Trust claims. If you prefer watching the game
live at the stadium, you may be adding to the carbon emissions by driving to
the stadium in your vehicle.
So what's the best way to cut down on the carbon emissions
without compromising on the entertainment factor? The report claims that
watching a match on LED screens is one of the most efficient ways to reduce
carbon emissions, followed by watching it on an LCD screen and then a plasma
Connecting your smartphone/tablet
to a broadband while watching a game alone too, can help lower down carbon
And if this problem doesn't seem
serious enough for you, here's something more-statistics reveal that 27 percent
of smartphone users and 63 percent of tablet users use their devices as an
alternative to televisions. Emissions from these 'small' devices are as much as
eight times greater than the emissions resulting from watching televisions
mostly because of the size of the screen.
"We are continuing to find
new ways to reduce our environmental impacts," managing director of Wembley
Stadium, Roger Maslin, explained.
"Only a small part of the total carbon emissions
associated with a game at Wembley are in our direct control, so we are calling
on fans to do their bit and help to shrink the carbon boot print of watching