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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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

If you are looking for a page turning narrative, this is not the book for you. For me, this one is best read when you are looking for something to fill a short time as he takes look at the carbon ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rod Ruff - Goodreads

A great starting point for understanding the true cost of the things we consume and the life we live. However, there is a rabbit hole of complexity involved in a lot of the discussion which only gets ... Read full review

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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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