How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything

Vol. 27 No. 1

Reviewed by

Mike Berners-Lee, How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, Greystone Books, 2011.

Per the author, Mike Berners-Lee, the purpose of the book “is to give you a sense of the carbon impact—that is, the climate change impact—of everything you do and think about [and] to give you a carbon instinct.” The author uses the convention to “express a carbon footprint in terms ofcarbon dioxide equivalent (co2e). This means the total climate change impact of all the greenhouse gases caused by an item or activity rolled into one and expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide that would have the same impact.”

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