We all want to do the right thing for the planet, but what’s the real impact of each of the things we do and buy?
We hear a lot about driving and flying, but what about sending a text message, buying a latte or keeping a pet? How do apples compare to oranges or bananas, buying a newspaper with surfing the internet, or cut flowers with house plants? How much does a Zoom call save on a meeting or conference? And what about the big things? How much CO2 is generated by a wildfire, a volcano, or a war? What’s our carbon budget, and can any of it be genuinely offset?
Packed full of information yet always entertaining, How Bad Are Bananas? comes up with the answers we need and provides plenty of revelations. But be warned: everything you thought you knew about green living is about to be turned on its head.
This new edition of How Bad Are Bananas? has been fully updated throughout, and includes new entries on pets, cryptocurrencies, E-bikes, supermarket deliveries, negative emissions, and a 20-page guide to what we can do about our climate.
How Bad are Bananas? was first published in 2010. The 2021 revised edition is published by Profile Books Ltd. An audio version of the book will be released in 2024.