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The Hut 8 bitcoin mine in Medicine Hat, Alta., uses as much electricity on a typical day as the entire city of 60,000, and most of the electricity is produced by fossil fuels.

Source: CBC News

Date: November 2nd, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bitcoin-mining-climate-change-1.4883647

Discussion

1) Do you understand what “bitcoin mining” is?  If not, I have an article here:  https://missoulacurrent.com/opinion/2018/03/firth-bitcoin-investment/

2) What other companies do you use that contribute greatly to climate change (think about companies that have lots of servers to deliver the service to you, like Facebook)

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