An Extinction Rebellion environmental activist mother group protests outside Google’s UK headquarters in London, England on Oct. 16, 2019. The group urged Facebook and Google to stop allowing climate deniers to profit on their platforms. Ollie Millington / Getty Images Tech behemoths Google and Facebook have upped their respective pledges to the environment, joining the ranks of Apple and Microsoft. Earlier this year, Microsoft pledged to go carbon negative by 2030, meaning it will account for all the carbon it has ever produced and add enough mitigation to counteract its effect. Now Google is following in Microsoft’s footsteps and going one step further. The tech giant pledged to be carbon neutral in 2007 and has made an investment to match all of the electricity it uses with renewable energy . The company is now claiming that it has purchased enough carbon offsets to bring its carbon footprint dating back to the company’s founding, according to a blog post by Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet. "The science is clear: The world must act now if we’re going to avert the worst consequences of climate change," Pichai wrote. "We are committed to doing our part. Sustainability has been […]


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