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READ ¹ How Bad Are Bananas? FREE DOWNLOAD How Bad Are Bananas? 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. My brother in law is obsessed with food miles Obsessed He flat out won t buy anything not grown in the UK And yet his last holiday involved flying to Africa And he eats a lot of meat And he wants to have a childSee the contradictionTrying to do the best for the environment is such a tricky thing I consider myself a good environmentalist And yet I m sitting here on an internetcloud connected computer writing this book review which isn t great in terms of energy use Short of going off grid and living in a tree no one can live a carbon neutral lifestyle So you need to pick your battles wisely and figure out what s really bad for the planet and what you can and should cut outThat s where How Bad Are Bananas becomes really helpful Mike I didn t invent the internet that was my brother Berners Lee sifts through a myriad of data to rate everyday activities in terms of just how carbon centric they are The resulting book is a bit heavy going in places but Berners Lee is an affable narrator making it an entertaining yet thinky readAnd guess what As long as you buy foreign grown food that arrives by boat the carbon footprint is negligible Ha HAHowever I do really need to cut down on my cheese intake Oh cheese You were my favourite

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READ ¹ How Bad Are Bananas? FREE DOWNLOAD How Bad Are Bananas? Lobal 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 entertaini. It seems common knowledge that riding your bike to work is a low carbon activity What you might not know if that if you fuel your bike ride with air freighted off season asparagus then your carbon footprint increases dramatically and you d be better off commuting buy Hummer The art and science of taking into account many aspects of what constitutes a carbon footprint has often been ignoredMike Berners Lee minutely examines and calculates the carbon footprint by weight of many activities and items in his new book How Bad are Bananas The Carbon Footprint of EverythingIt all started with bananas I was initially intrigued by bananas after reading Barbara Kingsolver s Animal Vegetable Miracle several years ago during which she and her daughter have a conversation with her daughter s friend about how bad bananas are because they are grown so far away and the energy used to transport them is bad for the environment Continually intrigued by micro histories especially food related micro histories I eventually read Banana The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World by Koeppel several years ago which changed my one a day banana habit from regular to organic mainly due to the environmental conditions within the banana growing countries But still nagging me was the transportation costs on the environment should I switch my breakfast mainstay to something local Berners Lee calculates that actually bananas aren t really that bad They are generally shipped by boat MUCH lower carbon footprint than airfreight and keep well without refrigerationIn addition to bananas Berners Lee examines many other things and breaks down the environmental cost of things like paper vs plastic bus rides drinking coffee diapers dairy products laundry asparagus beer and wine sending emails and riding in trains The book is broken up into very small entries for each subject and is easy to read and often funny This book doesn t answer every uestion about carbon footprints but hopefully gives a new framework for measuring overall environmental impact of many everyday things and explained in an easy to read mannerBonus From the coverI can t remember the last time I read a book that was fascinating and useful and enjoyable Bill Bryson House of Gold knew about green living may be about to be turned on their head Never preachy but packed full of information and always entertaini. It seems common Our Darkest Hours knowledge that riding your bike to work is a low carbon activity What you might not Shortcut to Infinity know if that if you fuel your bike ride with air freighted off season asparagus then your carbon footprint increases dramatically and you d be better off commuting buy Hummer The art and science of taking into account many aspects of what constitutes a carbon footprint has often been ignoredMike Berners Lee minutely examines and calculates the carbon footprint by weight of many activities and items in his new book How Bad are Bananas The Carbon Footprint of EverythingIt all started with bananas I was initially intrigued by bananas after reading Barbara Kingsolver s Animal Vegetable Miracle several years ago during which she and her daughter have a conversation with her daughter s friend about how bad bananas are because they are grown so far away and the energy used to transport them is bad for the environment Continually intrigued by micro histories especially food related micro histories I eventually read Banana The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World by Koeppel several years ago which changed my one a day banana habit from regular to organic mainly due to the environmental conditions within the banana growing countries But still nagging me was the transportation costs on the environment should I switch my breakfast mainstay to something local Berners Lee calculates that actually bananas aren t really that bad They are generally shipped by boat MUCH lower carbon footprint than airfreight and Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? Unusual Chickens #2 keep well without refrigerationIn addition to bananas Berners Lee examines many other things and breaks down the environmental cost of things like paper vs plastic bus rides drinking coffee diapers dairy products laundry asparagus beer and wine sending emails and riding in trains The book is broken up into very small entries for each subject and is easy to read and often funny This book doesn t answer every uestion about carbon footprints but hopefully gives a new framework for measuring overall environmental impact of many everyday things and explained in an easy to read mannerBonus From the coverI can t remember the last time I read a book that was fascinating and useful and enjoyable Bill Bryson

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READ ¹ How Bad Are Bananas? FREE DOWNLOAD How Bad Are Bananas? 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 g. I have always believed that you should get paper bags over plastic at the grocery store but I m somewhat ambivalent about that after reading Mike Berners Lee s book How Bad are Bananas The Carbon Footprint of Everything In terms of greenhouse gas emissions plastic bags actually produce far less CO2 than their paper rivals That is of course only taking one variable into consideration Plastic bags don t break down over time and they are difficult and expensive to recycle Then again paper bags are also difficult to recycle and if they are simply thrown away and end up in a landfill Berners Lee points out they will rot and release methane into the atmosphere which is a potent greenhouse gas than CO2 I guess the moral of the story is don t worry about either option and bring your own reusable carrier bag just make sure to reuse it and not throw it away or that may be the worst option of all How Bad are Bananas doesn t present itself as any sort of manifesto it doesn t attempt to persuade anyone to live greener or go vegan or ride a bike What it does is present the facts as accurately as Berners Lee can calculate them about how each of our decisions impacts the production of greenhouse gasses and therefore impacts global warming which the author takes as a given as do most rational people The book is set up basically as a list from the small things to the big things We start with text messages and plastic bags and work our way through food and and housework up to volcanoes which we obviously have no control over and wars which you would think we do have some control over There is no overarching narrative or anything which makes the book somewhat tedious to read for long stretches but the book s format does lend itself well to act as a sort of reference that you should keep handy and occasionally consultThe highlight of the book for me was the way the author points out hypocrisies in our green agendas For instance he points out that many people may want to ride a bike to lower their carbon footprint which is good but they are not having the positive impact they may imagine if they are fueling their bodies with calories from exotic foods shipped via air from the far corners of the earth Even though the book doesn t seek to convert anyone to a hippie liberal tree hugger doctrine it did persuade me to make a few changes to my life so that I might contribute less to climate change For starters it reinforced my belief in buying foods locally and in season Our industrial food complex has created uite an environmental mess Also it has made me think about hanging the clothes to dry instead of using an electric dryer and looking into alternative water heating methods The most important thing we can do is simply this think Think about where the products we consume are coming from and where they end up after we are finished with them Think about what we can compromise on or adjust to live efficiently Think about how the things all we do are connected and we are part of a bigger picture Think about asking uestions like How bad are bananas PS Bananas are a low carbon snack enjoy Also try some other varieties of bananas instead of that one type we always eat


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    (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] My brother in law is obsessed with food miles Obsessed He flat out won’t buy anything not grown in the UK And yet his last holiday involved flying to Africa And he eats a lot of meat And he wants to have a childSee the con

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] This book is about the carbon footprint and how we can help to reduce it by showing us where certain things and actions are regarding the heaviness of their footprint The book is mostly US and UK centric with some side Canadian examples but I

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    FREE DOWNLOAD How Bad Are Bananas? Mike Berners-Lee ´ 1 READ (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] Due to global warming and healthy hazards we are responsible for the amount of carbon dioxide CO₂ which we produce as our Carbon Footprintsبررسی رد پای دی اکسید کربن در تمام فعالیت روزمره ما و گرمایش زمینIt’s hard to miss the news about climate change Ever

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    READ å PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ´ Mike Berners-Lee Mike Berners-Lee ´ 1 READ (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] This is a good reference book for rough ballpark ideas of how big your carbon footprint is actually an estimate of the total climate change impact of your lifestyle with various assumptions to get figures to work with and to compare various actions eg travelling by train vs by car by sea vs by air recycling vs landfill The author readily admits that it's a lot of guesstimation it's just meant to give you a roug

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] I have always believed that you should get paper bags over plastic at the grocery store but I'm somewhat ambivalent about that after reading Mike Berners Lee's book How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything In terms of greenhouse gas emissions plastic bags actually produce far less CO2 than their

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    FREE DOWNLOAD How Bad Are Bananas? Mike Berners-Lee ´ 1 READ READ å PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ´ Mike Berners-Lee One would think that reading a two hundred page list of the carbon footprint of different things we do eat buy or spend would not be the most entertaining thing to read One would be wrongThis is an enjoyable book that tells us how much CO2 euivalent are we causing and hence our effect on the climate by doing what we do every day Is it bett

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    READ å PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ´ Mike Berners-Lee (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] Mike Berners-Lee ´ 1 READ It seems common knowledge that riding your bike to work is a low carbon activity What you might not know if that if you fuel your bike ride with air freighted off season asparagus then your carbon footprint increases dramatically and you'd be better off commuting buy Hummer The art and science of taking into account many aspects of what constitutes a carbon footprint has often been ignoredMike Berners Lee minutely examines and ca

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] READ å PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ´ Mike Berners-Lee The author lives in the UK and does carbon footprint analysis for a living He's taken his previous calculations along with new ones and turned them into a guide for figuring out your carbon footprint It's interesting reading though

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    READ å PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ´ Mike Berners-Lee (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] Mike Berners-Lee ´ 1 READ The short version A great reference with a great title The book itself is laid out in a logical manner going in orders of magnitudes of carbon emissions euivalent under 10 grams to 1 million tons and beyond The author combines both top down and bottom up approaches in calculating his footprints which is no easy task given the interconnectedness of everything we produce and consume nowadaysSome interesting tidbits from the book How bad real

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How Bad Are Bananas?] This is the kind of book that will either inspire me or drive me crazy or inspire me to drive other people crazy The good news is bananas are a pretty good deal from the perspective of carbon emissionsThe author states clear

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • How Bad Are Bananas?
  • Mike Berners-Lee
  • English
  • 07 December 2020
  • 9781846688911