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Mike Berners-Lee
How can we live better and look after the place? Books: 'There is No Planet B', 'How Bad are Bananas?', 'The Burning Question' .
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Mike Berners-Lee Dec 2
Hoping Rishi will be listening to Mark Carney’ Reith lecture 9am R4 today.
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 29
‘A great stocking filler’ says the Irish Times. Has to be better than trawling around for pointless bits of shiny plastic to pad things out,surely! (I also tried to make it as fun, informative, and quietly world changing as possible)
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Rebecca Willis Nov 26
I've been fussing about why I feel underwhelmed about the 10 Point Plan for net zero. Now we have the Spending Review, realisation has dawned. The problem is not whether the plan itself is any good. The problem is, it assumes climate is a standalone, discrete policy area. 1/2
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 25
Pawprint is a great experiment at the very least and at best could be a real force for change. Well worth consideration if you have a spare tenner. (Disclosure: some of that £10 could end up with SWC as we support their carbon numbers)
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 23
Nice words. Good start. Now let’s see ...
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 19
To clarify, following FT and BBC pieces, the carbon footprint of sending an email is trivial. Looks like UK gov has misused a press release from OVO that in turn used estimates from the 2010 version of my book 'How Bad Are Bananas?' (now updated).
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 19
Looks like government has wrong end of the stick after using work that an energy company did for PR that relied on back of envelope calcs I did 10 yrs ago for a book. Government should instead read the updated edition of How Bad Are Bananas? Or call!
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 17
Replying to @TrudiBishop007
The new edition of comes out Jan 20. New material includes my guide to the ‘net zero’ stampede, ‘offsets’ and ‘negative emissions’ options. There’s a bit more for investors and businesses, a new chapter on protest. A few other bits and bobs. Covid of course.
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Matt Walpole 🌍 Nov 16
On the importance of TRUTH in corporate messaging about , at says don’t be unrealistically rosy. So it’s great to see both and fronting up about their companies’ carbon and plastic footprints respectively ...1/2
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 17
Replying to @CarolineLucas
Congratulations. Extremely well deserved. If only you were PM! Achievable through a coalition of many parties in which it is not taken as read that the PM be the leader of the largest one?
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 9
The Biden and Harris acceptance speeches are both packed with references to the three core values I pull out in ‘The Is No Planet B’ as essential for humans to thrive in the Anthropocene: Respect for ALL people, truth and environment. So refreshing. Such a great start.
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Caroline Lucas Nov 7
One down, one to go ...
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 7
Thank you USA! Phew! But what a mess to have ever had this appalling nail biter. And if only the UK wasn’t in such a similar state.
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Rupert Read 🌍 Nov 4
This is a moment of testing for the world’s media & leaders. They need to state >now<, & clearly, that Trump is seeking to steal this election, & to subvert democracy, by shutting down the counting of votes. If they do not, they are failing US and world citizens. Pse RT to agree
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Mike Berners-Lee Nov 2
Anyone on Mars looking at the big picture would still conclude that humans haven’t spotted climate change yet
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Martyn McLaughlin Nov 1
The prominent anti-lockdown projection & URL, caught my eye. So I thought I’d have a wee shifty. The campaign is run by a firm called Restore the Balance. One of its directors, Jonathan Dobinson, is director of a company called World4Brexit. Here’s where it gets interesting 1/2
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Mike Berners-Lee Oct 24
If only climate was primarily a technical problem
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Rebecca Willis Oct 20
I love this short film about the Climate Assembly. So worth a watch if you haven't seen it already
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Rebecca Willis Oct 19
It's so awful to watch on and see well-intentioned policies like the Green Homes Grant flounder. The worst thing is, there's such a long list of specialists & organisations who could have helped to make the policy work better, & who have not been listened to.
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Mike Berners-Lee Oct 17
Amazing to have something good in the news. Right on the other side of the world from the UK there has been a victory for competent,kind politics.
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