Environmental Issues

The impacts of Computer Science on the Environment are both positive and negative. Computers have helped in manufacturing, engineering, surgery, medicine etc. However, generally technology requires electricity to function. Often judgements need to be made as to whether this is a good balance. Also, what happens to old computers and devices when they are finished with. These are all issues that you will need to consider in this topic.

Watch the video above and then make a set of notes in your book that explain the three main ways that Computer Science impacts on the environment. Use the bullet points below as heading and explain a bit more about each. Page 29 of your revision guide will help!

  • Natural Resources
  • Energy
  • E-Waste
  • Advantages of technology on the environment (Link)
  • Disadvantages of technology on the environment (Link)

Now have a go at this Environmental Issues Task Sheet