How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything

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Profile Books, 9. 12. 2010 - Počet stran: 239
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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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 ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Recenze od uživatele  - 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 ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Obsah

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
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O autorovi (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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