“The GHG emissions associated with producing 1,000 12 ounce beverage cans are approximately 129.1 kilograms, which is equal to the emissions of .025 cars per year.” (see here
.) Put another way, you will need to recycle 10,000 12 ounce cans for each cross-US trip you make on the airplane.
. “[T]raining BERT on GPU is roughly equivalent to a trans-American flight.” (see here
and the table below. ) If companies that train large models were to do carbon offsets, the compute costs would tower over the carbon costs
(the max is about $15k).