One man from Nebraska even wrote us a couple of times, filling his envelopes with books and brochures. He apologized for always filling my mailbox and ended one of his letters with, “I’m just so excited that you’ll be coming through our state!” It seemed that not too many people were interested in pedaling across Nebraska.
p. 26, Hey Mom, Can I Ride My Bike Across America? Five Kids Meet their Country, John Boettner
In 2010, the highly conservative International Energy Agency announced that output of conventional oil would peak within ten years if demand continued to grow on a business-as-usual basis.
“Even if oil demand were to remain flat,” Fatih Birol, the agency’s chief economist, conceded in 2011, “the world would need to find more than forty million barrels per day of gross new capacity — equal to four new Saudi Arabias — just to offset this decline.”
p. 10-11, Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile, Taras Grescoe