EVERYONE* knows that buying a plane ticket is the moral equivalent of actually, personally strangling an entire Inuit village.
So it has come as something of a surprise to discover that the IT industry is as big a producer of carbon emissions as the aviation industry.
Apparently carrying out two Google searches uses up the same amount of electricity as boiling a kettle, according to The Sunday Times.
So expect a shrill student or an indignant comedy actor to Superglue his hand to your computer screen next time you’re thinking of typing “water-sliding doberman” into the Google search engine.
* Alistair McGowan