How Bad are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

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Profile, 2010 - 239 pages
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DescripciĆ³n del editor: "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." (Amazon).

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User Review  - mahelmus - LibraryThing

A surprising delight! When I first received this book, I quickly paged through it and saw that it's mostly a list of items and their corresponding carbon footprints. As reference books are ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamesgwld - LibraryThing

I hated this book and loved it at the same time. It is oftentimes exhausting as there is so much work to do, but exposing it is one of the first steps. Mike Berners-Lee kept me reading every page (I ... 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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