Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 65 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Announcing Our Web of Inconvenient Truths: The Internet, Energy Use, Toxic Waste and Climate Change

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   1 comment
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Katie Singer
Become a Fan
  (11 fans)

Climate Change
Climate Change
(Image by garlandcannon)
  Details   DMCA


Our Web of Inconvenient Truths:

The Internet, Energy Use, Toxic Waste and Climate Change

Rudolf Steiner Books will publish my new book on April 7, 2019.

Here's a brochure about the book.

Seven UN agencies have just released A New Circular Vision for Electronics: Time for a Global Reboot. The report explains that we now have more Internet-connected devices than people. Globally, we're now accumulating over 50 million tons of e-waste annually; and without regulation, this number could nearly triple by 2050. The report's authors recommend "rewarding" collection systems for unusable electronics; consumer awareness; and for consumers to purchase service from producers to retain ownership of devices. Indeed, there's plenty of opportunity in this waste (one ton of e-waste has 100 times more gold than one ton of gold ore). While this UN report focuses on devices' end-of-usable-life waste, it neglects the waste, energy and water embodied in every device during manufacturing. Embodied waste makes up the vast majority of e-waste generated. Our Web of Inconvenient Truths reports extensively on embodied waste. Also, let me recommend Dr. Josh Lepawsky's 2017 book, Reassembling Rubbish: Worlding Electronic Waste (MIT Press).

A flyer for people concerned about 21st-century telecommunications--and 5G

Developed by's Kate Kheel and me, this flyer can be used to inform your congressional representative about newly introduced House resolutions. One would prohibit telecom corporations from being liable for injury caused by radio-frequency radiation. The other would prevent the FCC's acceleration of wired broadband deployment (which removes local authority over telecom facilities) from having any force or effect.

Posted by Katie Singer
Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Katie Singer Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Katie Singer writes about nature and technology in Letters to Greta. She spoke about the Internet's footprint in 2018, at the United Nations' Forum on Science, Technology & Innovation, and, in 2019, on a panel with the climatologist Dr. (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

26 days after the NIH's National Toxicology Program reported that cell phone radiation definitively causes cancer

France: New National Law Bans WIFI in Nursery School

Offering thanks for what sustains me--and a batch of questions

Fresh questions about solar power

Remarkable New Radiofrequency Radiation Cancer Animal Study

Swedish Researcher Reports Key Studies Showing How Ants, Bees and Children Respond to Exposure to EM Radiation From Wi

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend