Seems like a waste of energy

Anyone seen the new “fading” that happens on the Google frontpage as of a few days? The only use I can think of is that it is utterly distracting, other than that it seems completely useless. Also, this uses up a lot of unneeded CPU cycles all over the world, a bit contradicting from a company that also tries to be very green[1].

Either way, its annoying me and I would love to turn it off, but there seems to be no way to do that easily. And no, I do not want to patch my browser, install an extension or whatever.