Mike Berners-Lee is an English researcher and writer on carbon footprinting. He is a professor and fellow of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University and director and principal consultant of Small World Consulting, based in the Lancaster Environment Centre at the university. His books include How Bad are Bananas, The Burning Question and There Is No Planet B. He is considered an expert on carbon footprints. He is the son of Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee; one of his brothers is computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
He graduated in Physics from University of Oxford in 1986, gained a PGCE in Physics and Outdoor Education at Bangor University in 1988, and has a Masters in Organisation Development and Consulting from Sheffield Hallam University (2001).
- Berners-Lee, Mike (2010). How Bad Are Bananas: The Carbon Footprint of Everything. Profile. ISBN 9781846688911.
- Berners-Lee, Mike; Clark, Duncan (2013). The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal and Gas. So How Do We Quit?. Profile. ISBN 9781781250457.
- Berners-Lee, Mike (2019). There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years. Cambridge UP. ISBN 9781108545969.
- "Our people". Institute for Social Futures. Lancaster University. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "People". Small World Consulting. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- Couch, Aaron (13 June 2011). "How Bad are Bananas (review)". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- Forbes, Peter (31 May 2013). "The Burning Question by Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark – review". Retrieved 2021-02-08.
- "A bad reputation". BBC News: Magazine. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "Author – and brother of world wide web inventor – to talk about threat of carbon emissions". Berkhamsted and Tring Gazette. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- Burning Question website
- "Climate change and carbon footprinting — an interview with Mike Berners-Lee". Croner-i. Retrieved 1 January 2019.