Facebook today pledged to slash greenhouse gases and purchase enough renewable energy and offsets to cancel out carbon dioxide emissions from its global operations this year. Facebook is, however, still pumping out greenhouse gases.
Social media giant’s new pledge to reach’net zero’ emissions for its supply chain, employee commuting, and business travel by 2030.
Netflix invests in renewable energy to offset its electricity use. Apple plans to bring down emissions to net zero by 2030 and Amazon by 2040.
Facebook’s data centers and offices generated roughly 251,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases last year compared to 616,000 in 2017. It also has a smaller carbon footprint than Google, which released 4.4 million metric tons in 2018 from its operations.
The information center is available to users in the US, Germany, the UK, and France. It’ll include information from reputable sources like the United Nations panel of climate scientists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In August 2019, Facebook removed a’false’ rating from an op-ed published by the Washington Examiner. An independent fact checker for Facebook had initially flagged the op-ed as’highly misleading’ because it included inaccurate information and cherry-picked data on climate change.