Beyond The Exhaust Pipe

Apr 25 2011 @ 8:22am

Peter Smith praises Mike Berners-Lee's new book, How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything:

Calculations range from a slight 10 grams for sending a text message or drying your hands to the massive emissions embedded in the World Cup, data centers, and war, all of which weigh in around one million tons. There are some surprises—a paper bag has twice the footprint of a plastic one—and surprisingly nuanced discussions about the 80 grams that go into bananas and many other foods.