Laura Tobin says sending 65 emails is equivalent to driving a 1km drive as she explains the climate crisis

Good Morning Britain star Laura Tobin has revealed the shocking impact our use of technology is having on the planet amid the climate crisis as email comes first

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Laura Tobin has shared some shocking statistics about the damage technology is doing to the planet.

The Good Morning Britain star, 40, has written a brand new book in hopes of encouraging others to make small changes every day that will ultimately benefit the planet as a whole.

The frugal lifehacks are all part of her new book Everyday Ways To Save Our Planet published by Mirror Books.

Throughout the pages, Laura offers plenty of tips and tricks to help people make a difference, but speaking exclusively to The Mirror, the ITV star admitted she can sometimes get bogged down with all the worrying climate change statistics.

The ITV star has shed light on the damaging effects technology is having on the planet’s overall health.

Laura offers many tips and tricks to help people make a difference


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Laura has released a brand new book about how we can all work together to save the planet


Laura revealed that the carbon footprint of our devices, the internet and all the systems that support them accounts for an estimated 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Laura’s research, the cumulative emissions from internet use are around 1.7 billion tons per year – 45% more than the aviation industry.

She also shared another shocking statistic on how celebrities contribute to greenhouse gas emissions when using social media.

Laura explained that when Cristiano Ronaldo posts a picture on Instagram, it takes 36 megawatt hours of electricity to show it to his 240 million followers.

Laura says that sending 65 emails is the same as driving a mile



The GMB is determined to encourage others to do more to help the planet with their brand new book



That’s enough electricity to power 10 UK homes for a year.

Manufacturing tech devices — like phones, tablets, and computers — is a carbon-intensive process that uses precious metals, materials, and energy.

Once created, they continue to consume energy with every email we send, photo we upload, or TV show we stream.

Laura admitted she never really thought about how it all worked until she did research for her new book, but all of the world’s online traffic goes through hubs – huge buildings housing servers that store everything , process and distribute what we do online. And these data centers need electricity to run them.

Laura recently broke up with GMB over the climate crisis



In one of her most shocking discoveries, Laura discovered that email has a lot to do with our carbon footprint.

The meteorologist revealed that the average person (in the developed world) adds 136kg of CO2 to their carbon footprint through the emails they send and receive – the equivalent of driving 230 miles.

Laura explained that if every adult in the UK sent one less thank you email, it could save 16,433 tonnes of CO2 a year – the equivalent of canceling 81,152 flights from the UK to Madrid.

She also revealed that shockingly, sending 65 emails is roughly equivalent to driving 1km in a car.

Laura explained that if every adult in the UK sent one less thank you email, it could save 16,433 tonnes of CO2 a year


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The star is determined to make the planet a better place for her daughter to live


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In her informative book on climate change, Laura insisted she will do everything in her power to make the world a better place for her daughter and hopes the damage done to the planet will diminish with time one day the actions of people who take environmental friendliness seriously can be undone.

The meteorologist also shared even more shocking stats in her new book – notably one that says the UK only recycles 47% of its plastic waste.

Laura Tobin: Everyday ways to save our planetRRP £14.99, out April 7th and published by Mirror Books.

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