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Mike Berners-Lee

Climate Change Researcher, Author

Mike Berners-Lee’s work on the climate change agenda includes research, communication and organisational change. He is the founding director of Small World Consulting which works with organisations of every size and type, from multinationals to local campaign groups, mapping out carbon, developing macro understandings, and helping to integrate sustainability into organisational fabric. His work is at the leading edge for several industries, including ITC ( supply chain carbon management at BT), Booths supermarkets (becoming part of a pathway to a sustainable food system for 9 billion), construction (supply chain carbon management for Tailor Wimpey). His research at Lancaster University includes technical development of footprinting methods and models, as well as multi-disciplinary work into the enablers of sustainable behaviour.

Prior to taking on the climate change agenda, Mike’s background is in organisation development and behaviour change. He began his career was as an Outward Bound instructor.

His first book, How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything, was a practical experiment in popular engagement. It headed the Financial Times list of best science and environment books for 2010 and was Amazon’s best selling environment book for that year. Bill Bryson wrote “I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, useful and enjoyable all at the same time.”
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Fossil Fuel Production Has a Moral Dimension Just Like Firearms and Tobacco Do

Oil, coal and gas companies that lobby against carbon regulation for their own benefit, buy politicians, spread misleading information, and invest their capital in expanding their reserves rather than developing carbon capture or alternative energy need to be named and shamed -- and their efforts resisted by the rest of society.
10/16/2013 12:25 EDT