The environmental impact of IT is an issue under much scrutiny recently, but not much thought seems to have been given to the security consequences of "going green". Having thought it over, Quocirca has come up with an answer. There are two broad themes that affect the job of chief information security officers (CISOs) if …
You say early on in this article "Putting nuclear power to one side for now" -- but you never come back to address it. So what you should have said is "Ignoring nuclear power entirely because it suits my argument to do so".
What is this continued obsession with removing carbon dioxide??? Plants use it you know, removing all C)2 would not be very good for them, and the resulting lack of oxygen is not so great for us.
Secondly water vapour has a much greater effect on "global warming" than C)2. Why are we not finding ways to reduce levels of water vapour in the air rather than fussing about carbon?? (Oh yes because removing water vapour from the air would be a bloody stupid idea, just like removing CO2!!!!!
Hydro is most certainly not no carbon, it's not even low carbon, you have to build a dam from concrete, which gives off massive ammounts of CO2 when poured - current estimates are about 1:1 wieght of concrete to CO2, over the whole production process.
@Mark - it's just the excess CO2 that is a problem, noone wants to remove all of the CO2, that would be insanity, just the extra ammount that is causing climate change.