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Scientists: Producing Bitcoin Currency Could Void Climate Change Efforts

Demand for bitcoin could single-handedly derail efforts to limit global warming because the increasingly popular digital currency takes huge amounts of energy to produce, scientists said on Monday. Producing bitcoin at a pace with growing demand could by 2033 defeat the aim of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to U.S. research published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Almost 200 nations agreed in Paris in 2015 on the goal to keep warming to "well...

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