How Bad are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

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Profile, 2010 - Carbon dioxide - 239 pages
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From a text message to a war, from a Valentine's rose to a flight or even having a child, How Bad are Bananas? gives us the carbon answers we need and provides plenty of revelations. By talking through a hundred or so items, Mike Berners-Lee sets out to give us a carbon instinct for the footprint of literally anything we do, buy and think about. He helps us pick our battles by laying out the orders of magnitude. The book ranges from the everyday (foods, books, plastic bags, bikes, flights, baths...) and the global (deforestation, data centres, rice production, the World Cup, volcanoes, ...) Be warned, some of the things you thought you knew about green living may be about to be turned on their head. Never preachy but packed full of information and always entertaining.

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Review: How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint Of Everything

User Review  - Laura Myers - Goodreads

This book moves from my bedside table to the kitchen. Sometimes overwhelming, always educational. For those truly interested in the carbon footprint of anything and everything, even our own mortality, this book is a remarkable reference book. Read full review

Review: How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

User Review  - Tuck - Goodreads

fun read here. puts carbon use in real world perspective. ex. riding your bicycle. if you eat a banana you are using about 65 g of co2 per e. if you eat imported asparagus (usa perspective) you use ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

MIKE BERNERS-LEE is the founding director of an associate company of Lancaster University which specialises in organisational responses to climate change.

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