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posted 05/01/01

Computers An Energy Drain
Video produced by David Marks, Office of Public Affairs

Since 1980, the consumption of electricity has been increasing at 5 to 6 percent a year. Almost all of that can be traced to computer usage.

Roger Anderson

Roger Anderson

Web Video-- Roger Anderson, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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