Are Printed Newsletters Bad for the Climate?

One of the arguments against printed newsletters and in favor of email is that because printed newsletters use paper, they are bad for the climate.

Chris Anderson, he of The Long Tail and Wired magazine, has done an analysis that finds “dead-tree magazines have a smaller net carbon footprint than web media.”

I don’t know if he’s right or not, but it’s an interesting calculation – and a good weapon against anyone who criticizes you for publishing a newsletter in print.