Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bill Nye the Science Guy

www.cyclicio.us posted an interesting tidbit about Bill Nye today. (I loved his show as a kid!) Check out both the video of Bill Nye riding a bike to demonstrate the distance between the planets and the Roger Kramer article. It talks about a study that Bill Nye referenced on the show "Stuff Happens" about the possibility that cyclists harm the environment more than they help.

The idea is that since cycling can increase a person's lifespan, they may end up consuming more resources in their lifetime than they save by cycling. However, I like that the article points out that many cyclists become more aware of their impact on the environment and change their lifestyle choices as a result. This could outweigh the impact of an increased lifespan.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Missy -- I'm doing a bike book contest and would like to include your blog if you don't mind. Please look here for the deets and get in touch if you're interested.