Experts say the ease of streaming services comes with a big environmental price tag.
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Last year, online video streaming produced emissions equivalent to Spain and that amount may double in the next six years, according to the Shift Project.While most of the online traffic, some 34 percent, is related to streaming video -- on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, for example -- the next biggest sector is online porn.Web-based video traffic is expected to increase four times from 2017 to 2022 and account for 80 percent of all internet traffic by 2022, according to the CISCO Network.The equipment used to view videos is getting larger -- the average screen size is expected shoot up from 55 centimeters in 1997 to over a meter by 2021, according to the Consumer Technology Association.
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