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News Microsoft aims to go carbon negative by 2030

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Jan 2020.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    How much methane do you think that announcement added to the atmosphere?
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Skeptical, but optimistic.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    At least it's giving off the right message in that going neutral isn't good enough.

    Mind you, it's not just about the carbon.
     
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    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I'd like to look at this in a positive way, at least intending to head in the right direction, what they end up achieving who knows, but to me it's like people saying they're going vegan, even if they just end up removing 1 meat based meal a week that's positive progress (in that aim), so I'm all for it.

    Also of course might have a knock on with other companies not wanting to be outdone by MS leading to others aiming for similar goals?
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    If their actions match their words, good on them.
     
  8. ModSquid

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    Always some with the cynicism and criticism. I'm no fan of the big corporates, but as pointed out above, good on MS for at least taking a stance no other greedy bstrds have bothered to.

    I hope it works out, especially since the world's governments seem unable or unwilling to do anything. The only concerns it brings to mind are:

    - that this will give govts an excuse to do nothing other than continue about their own self-interests, in the hope someone else will sort it out
    - that we're a step closer to the dystopian picture of corporates being more powerful than world leaders and running the show

    Put another way, I have more faith in Gates/his successors/Branson/Musk and (maybe) Bezos than I do those clowns Trump and Johnson.
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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