Mike Berners-Lee

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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[1] and director and principal consultant of Small World Consulting, based in the Lancaster Environment Centre at the university.[2] His books include How Bad are Bananas?,[3][4] The Burning Question[5] and There Is No Planet B. He is considered an expert on carbon footprints.[6] He is the son of Mary Lee Woods and Conway Berners-Lee; one of his brothers is computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee.[7]

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).[8]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Berners-Lee, Mike (2010). How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything:. Profile. ISBN 9781846688911.
  • Second edition: Berners-Lee, Mike (2020). How bad are bananas? : the carbon footprint of everything (New ed.). London: Profile Books. ISBN 9781788163811.
  • "Updated North American" edition: Berners-Lee, Mike (2022). The carbon footprint of everything. Vancouver: Greystone Books. ISBN 9781771645768.
  • 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.


  1. ^ "Our people". Institute for Social Futures. Lancaster University. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "People". Small World Consulting. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Couch, Aaron (13 June 2011). "How Bad are Bananas (review)". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Forbes, Peter (31 May 2013). "The Burning Question by Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark – review". Retrieved 8 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "A bad reputation". BBC News: Magazine. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Mike Berners-Lee". Chartwell Speakers. Retrieved 15 June 2022.

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