Every computer, hair dryer, and electric car that needs juice to operate takes a toll on the infrastructure of the various power grids around the world. It’s not a new revelation, but it’s something that should be remembered as the effects of climate change become more apparent with every passing day.
And yet, it isn’t. It’s not remembered by most. We go about our business thinking that there’s always going to be power. Some take action in the way of recycling, cutting personal carbon emissions, and by making purchases from “green” companies, but it’s still only a small percentage.
If you want to get people’s attention, you go after their pocket books. That’s the premise behind this Infographic by our friends at 1bog. Just how much do the household gadgets we use every day really cost us? The results may surprise you.
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