Local weather isn’t the issue. If we now have entry to X quantity of vitality, persons are going to make use of X quantity of vitality with or with out Bitcoin mining.
The true drawback is that vitality may have been used elsewhere as an alternative of doing meaningless quantity guessing.
Identical goes for GPU mining. Individuals are saying jokes on POS, miners now use GPU on rendering, gaming, AI coaching, they nonetheless devour the identical quantity of vitality. Yeah, however the vitality is now used on these helpful stuff as an alternative of meaningless quantity guessing.