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.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Lester Brown is trying to educate us. "Mr. Brown's compelling argument is made in his new book: Full Planet, Empty Plates. His clear prose, studded with relentless statistics to buttress his argument, not only enlightens readers but frightens them by documenting the threats posed by climate change, soil erosion, depleted aquifers and burgeoning demand from nations that aspire to eat as well as we do." Read the full review here.