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.
In the article "Extreme Weather Experienced Worldwide," Lester Brown is interviewed by Voice of America's Carolyn Pressutti. Brown says to watch for three key indicators -- the number of hungry people in the world, the price of grain and the number of failing states. Posted August 5, 2010.