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YOLO Calculator

Everyone (almost) knows climate change is here. Yet we are still wasting too many ressources and polluting our planet too much. It's our lifestyle.

Small things add up

Precisely assessing a person's total emissions can be quite complex. Sometimes even the small things add up to a lot. But how much exactly? For now we focus on just one seemingly small thing: TikTok, which is very popular with the younger folks.

TikTok


Energy Mix

Renewables

Monthly

Data Consumption
Energy Consumption
CO₂Eq Impact
Weighted CO₂Eq Impact*

Yearly

Data Consumption
Energy Consumption
CO₂Eq Impact
Weighted CO₂Eq Impact*

Methodology

TikTok While usage patterns may vary, research has concluded that it is best to measure average impact on a time-based basis. Depending on the scope of an evaluation, data center energy use is also a point of consideration as is the full lifecycle of a device (around 80% of the lifecycle carbon emissions of a mobile device are in the production phase). Our calculations are based on data provided by greenspector and they measured them on a Samsung S7 smartphone (Android 8). We also use data provided by Our World in Data to factor in the actual average energy mix of the selected country.

*Even though the actual CO₂Eq impact of renewables may not be zero, we assume this for now to reduce complexity.