Computing isn’t as clean and green as some might think it is. There is a growing awareness of the environmental impact of computers and end-user power consumption, but with the trend toward cloud computing and the ever-expanding world of online content, it is important to remember the impact of data centers on the environment. Data centers consume huge amounts of electricity, all with a formidable carbon footprint. According to some estimates, by 2020 web hosting will be responsible for more carbon emissions than the airline industry. This infographic shows the environmental impact of data centers and comes to us courtesy of BrainHost.com, a web hosting company that has recently committed itself to green web hosting.