Mike Berners-Lee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mike Berners-Lee is an English researcher and writer on greenhouse gases. 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 and There Is No Planet B. He is considered an expert on carbon footprints.[5] His brother is computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee.[6]

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).[7]

Selected publications[edit]

  • 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.


  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. ^ "A bad reputation". BBC News: Magazine. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Mike Berners-Lee". LinkedIn. Retrieved 25 January 2019.

External links[edit]