Did you know? A bicycle is a marvel of engineering efficiency, one where an investment in 22 pounds of metal and rubber boosts the efficiency of an individual mobility by a factor of three. On my bike I estimate that I get easily 7 miles per potato. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Watch Lester Brown's presentation at the NYT Energy for Tomorrow Conference from April 11, 2012. His panel is the Opening Plenary. Other notable speakers include Thomas Friedman, Steven Cho, Daniel Yergin, and T. Boone Pickins.