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How each email you send contributes to global warming

ending even a short email is estimated to add about four grammes (0.14 ounces) of carbon dioxide equivalent (gCO2e) to the atmosphere.

To put this into perspective, the carbon output of hitting "send" on 65 mails is on par with driving an average-sized car a kilometre. And each time you copy someone else, another six grams of CO2 is added.

If you don't want to delete emails, their storage on data centres also generates carbon footprint, though half of what is generated by sending and receiving these mails.

 Some 500 billion emails buzz around the world every day.