"""This informative book provides a workable way to think about how the elements of modern society and individual decisions contribute toward the insidious increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels...Recommended.""" ("Choice, Current Reviews For Academic Libraries"
excels at concisely contextualizing the deluge of data about toilet paper, red roses, kids, swimming pools, or space shuttles...if you're serious about picking the right battles for reducing your consumption, then How Bad Are Bananas
certainly puts the right footprint forward. """ (Good Magazine
knows more about carbon footprints than anyone else in the U.K. Enjoyable, fun to read and scientifically robust. A triumph of popular science writing. """ (Goodall Chris 2010-11-01)
's aim is to give people a 'carbon instinct,' a sense of the carbon consequences of their decisions.""" (Toronto Star
"""A quirky guide to the carbon impact of nearly everything...The author pays special attention to food and to some unusual suspects like a web search, a necklace, and doing the dishes...Itís an entertaining and enlightening read, full of surprising information.""" (Finding Solutions
"""Both greenies and non-greenies will take something away from this scrupulously footnoted book.""" (Green Living
"""Filled with wildly fascinating facts, there is no question that this book is not only informative and highly relevant but also entertaining...Berners-Lee
is a clever and creative thinker. He's also refreshingly honest about the challenges involved in quantifying our carbon impact...Thanks to his endless research and engaging presentations, we can more easily step on the path toward carbon footprint awareness.""" (Meurer Helene Alive magazine
"""I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating and useful and enjoyable.""" (Bryson Bill 2010-11-01)
"""This compendium of the specific costs to the climate (in carbon emissions) of our everyday behaviours deftly blends intelligence with entertainment, perhaps creating a unique genre: a page-turner for the climate conscious...Refreshingly, [How Bad Are Bananas
] shows how difficult it is to accurately track carbon usage while providing ways to realistically analyze day-to-day actions and make responsible and effective decisions for the most climate-friendly results.""" (Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Mike Berners-Lee is founding director of Small World Consulting, an associate company of Lancaster University (UK) specializing in organizational responses to climate change. He holds a physics degree from Oxford University, and his research, often in partnership with Lancaster University or the Crichton Carbon Centre, includes the development of leading footprint tools based on environmental input-output analysis, life-cycle analysis, and hybrid methodologies. Berner-Lee's clients include major supermarkets, architecture firms, and businesses interested in reducing their carbon footprint.