The Carbon Footprint of Bitcoin

This is utterly mind blowing:

Bitcoin’s annual electricity consumption adds up to 45.8 TWh

The corresponding annual carbon emissions range from 22.0 to 22.9 MtCO2

This level sits between the levels produced by the nations of Jordan and Sri Lanka

Just to add more perspective, Switzerland consumes an average of 60 TWh. One day, we would look back to this nonsense and wonder whether it was really necessary.

Via Joule, both on html and pdf.