How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything
Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations into our everyday thinking.
The book puts our decisions into perspective with entries for the big things (the World Cup, volcanic eruptions, the Iraq war) as well as the small (email, ironing, a glass of beer). And it covers the range from birth (the carbon footprint of having a child) to death (the carbon impact of cremation).
Packed full of surprises — a plastic bag has the smallest footprint of any item listed, while a block of cheese is bad news — the book continuously informs, delights, and engages the reader. Solidly researched and referenced, the easily digestible figures, statistics, charts, and graphs (including a section on the carbon footprint of various foods) will encourage discussion and help people to make up their own minds about their consumer choices.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
There's a lot that surprised me in this book (for instance, bananas are not only okay, they have a smaller footprint than carrots or ice cream or a red, red rose) and a lot that made me think. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
This is a very accessible and interesting reference book on the carbon footprints of things we do. It is a sliding scale from the smallest of activities (text messages) to the largest (World Cups ... Read full review
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1 ton to 10 tons