Electricity consumption required for global crypto-money mining can increase the air temperature by 2 degrees in just 16 years. According to research by the University of Hawaii, this mining is harmful enough to destroy the Earth faster than coal mining.
The research carried out by scientists from the University of Hawaii in the United States showed that the electricity consumption required for global crypto-money mining could lead to an increase of 2 degrees in the world’s air temperature in just 16 years and could destroy our planet faster than coal mining.
According to Sputnik, scientists from the University of Hawaii have calculated the amount of electricity used in Bitcoin mining computers and the amount of emissions generated when using electricity. According to the survey, the amount of electricity used for crypto-money mining last year resulted in 69 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This is equivalent to the release of 15 coal-fired power plants.
It was concluded that the slowest removal of bitcoin and other crypto currencies on a global scale could lead to an increase of 2 degrees within 22 years. According to the study, while the extraction rate is at an average level, 2 degree heating can occur only in 16 years.
The first Bitcoin was released in 2009. The 21 millionth and the last Bitcoin are scheduled to be released in 2140. If the results of the study are correct, it may be the end of humanity until 2140. (Source: Sputnik)