How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything

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Profile Books, 9. des. 2010 - 239 síđur
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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

Umsögn notanda  - 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

Umsögn notanda  - Jenny - Goodreads

(spoiler alert: not as bad as tomatoes) This book was pretty good... All of the math seemed to add up (heh), and, though most of the numbers are given for the UK, he does discuss the US in almost ... Read full review

Efni

A quick guide to carbon and carbon footprints
1
grams
11
to 100 grams
21
grams to 1 kilo
35
kilo to 10 kilos
75
kilos to 100 kilos
105
kilos to 1 tonne
117
tonne to 10 tonnes
131
tonnes to 100 tonnes
141
tonnes to 1 million tonnes
151
million tonnes and beyond
159
More about food
177
Some more information
187
Notes and references
205
Index
229
Höfundarréttur

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Um höfundinn (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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