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How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything

Popular Science New Edition
By: Mike Berners-Lee(Author)
240 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Profile Books
NHBS
How Bad Are Bananas?, now updated for its second edition, gives you an overview of the carbon footprint of all the things and activities in your life. It offers a guide to reducing your environmental impact by making informed changes to your lifestyle.
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How Bad Are Bananas? was a groundbreaking book when first published in 2009, when most of us were hearing the phrase 'carbon footprint' for the first time. Mike Berners-Lee set out to inform us what was important (aviation, heating, swimming pools) and what made very little difference (bananas, naturally packaged, are good!).

This new edition updates all the figures (from data centres to hosting a World Cup) and introduces many areas that have become a regular part of modern life – Twitter, the Cloud, Bitcoin, electric bikes and cars, even space tourism. Berners-Lee runs a considered eye over each area and gives us the figures to manage and reduce our own carbon footprint, as well as to lobby our companies, businesses and government. His findings, presented in clear and even entertaining prose, are often surprising. And they are essential if we are to address climate change.

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Mike Berners-Lee is the founding director of an associate company of Lancaster University which specialises in organisational responses to climate change.

Popular Science New Edition
By: Mike Berners-Lee(Author)
240 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Profile Books
NHBS
How Bad Are Bananas?, now updated for its second edition, gives you an overview of the carbon footprint of all the things and activities in your life. It offers a guide to reducing your environmental impact by making informed changes to your lifestyle.
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"It is terrific. I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating and useful and enjoyable all at the same time."
– Bill Bryson

"an engaging book that manages to present serious science without preaching.It offers tools that any reader will be able to use and make informed choices, and even seasoned eco-enthusiasts will be in for plenty of surprises"
New Scientist

"Mike Berners-Lee knows more about carbon footprints than anyone else in the UK. Enjoyable, fun to read and scientifically robust. A triumph of popular science writing"
– Chris Goodall.

"If we're serious about really addressing climate change, we need to become energy and carbon literate, and get to grips with the implications not only of our choices but also the bigger infrastructures which underpin the things we consume. How can we educate our desires unless we know what we're choosing between? Mike Berners Lee, to my complete delight, has provided just the wonderful foundation we need – a book that somehow made me laugh while telling me deeply serious things."
– Peter Lipman, Director of SUSTRANS

"This book is amazing. I was either going "wow" or snorting with laughter.|
– Rachel Nunn, Director, Carbon Neutral Stirling

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