It is oil companies which are usually labelled as the villains behind drastic climate change, with fossil fuel giants like Shell and ExxonMobil frequently blasted for their role in creating pollution.

But big technology companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft are also under mounting pressure to make a difference in the fight against climate change.

Their powerful data centres – energy guzzling heat machines that store all of the information in the online world- already emit over 2pc of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/05/03/amazon-apple-google-gobbling-worlds-energy/