Our food/ag writer and all-around smart guy Tom Philpott recently did a short interview with PBS’s Now. I think it shows an almost mustachian ability to distill large, complex messages down to their memorable essence. For instance:

Frankly, our addiction to cheap and easy energy explains why so much of the current political discussion of energy is focused on replacement fuel sources like ethanol instead of on other solutions like conservation and public transportation. A mature reckoning of our situation with regard to climate change will require a much deeper conversation — and any progress is going to require a multi-pronged approach.

Word, TP. Word.