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.
Check out EPI's Director of Research, Janet Larsen, on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann. They discuss the World Bank's warning of a 7 degree temperature rise by 2100 and other climate change issues. Watch the first twelve minutes to see the full interview.