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.
Population growth, rising affluence, water shortages and climate change are combining to create unprecedented pressure on the world’s food supply. “We have yet to grasp what climate change means in terms of food security,” says Lester Brown. “We’re looking at changes on a scale we haven’t seen yet.” Get the full report here.