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.
Lester Brown delivered a lecture titled “Peak Water: What Happens to Our Food Supply When the Wells Go Dry?” on February 4 at the FedEx Global Education Center as part of the UNC Global Research Institute’s water series. Though water is the source of human life and civilization, Lester says sometimes humans forget how important it is. Read more here.