ARE SMARTPHONES CLIMATE-FRIENDLY?

Authors

  • Prakriti Dhungana University of the People, USA

Keywords:

Smartphone , Climate Change , Carbon release , Artificial Intelligence , Human Behavior , Social Media Awareness

Abstract

The widespread adoption of cell phones has drastically changed our daily lives, affecting how we communicate and access information. However, as smartphone usage continues to grow rapidly, concerns have arisen about its potential misuse and impact on the environment. This article delves into different facets of smartphone usage, examining both its root causes and its consequences. The study used a mixed-methods approach, which included qualitative interviews and quantitative questionnaires. It offers valuable insights into various aspects of smartphone overuse, aiding future endeavors to optimize the advantages of smartphones while minimizing their drawbacks.

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Published

2024-01-05

How to Cite

Dhungana, P. (2024). ARE SMARTPHONES CLIMATE-FRIENDLY?. International Journal of Social Sciences and Scientific Studies, 3(6), 3432 - 3444. Retrieved from https://ijssass.com/index.php/ijssass/article/view/253