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 weighs in on a nuclear discussion between John R. 'Grizz' Deal (Hyperion Power), Richard Lester (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Scott Burnell (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission) with host Ira Flatow on NPR's Science Friday. Posted March 5, 2010.