We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response?

In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves—with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. We have, he reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast.

Title:We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374280000
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  • Science (Fiction) Comedy Horror and Fantasy Geek/Nerd a.k.a Mario

    ENGLISHA Cascade effect: excessive meat consumption, vast pasturages, monocultures, oil to keep the machine running, environmental degradation, climate change.It's not just eating the meat. Only the h...

  • Chris LaTray

    This is one of those books the vast majority of the Western world should read, even though in many ways it really isn't a particularly good read. The first couple sections are fine: we're destroying l...

  • Henk

    A thought-provoking, personal and humane meditation on climate change and what we as individuals can do right now.Too often, the feeling of making a difference doesn't correspond to the difference mad...

  • Diane S ?

    The book is written in essay form, some personal, some informative. Its purpose is to highlight the changing climate, there are pages of facts and figures. Also, if you read his previous book, one wou...

  • Emma

    As important as this subject is, this is not a book which will bring you any form of enlightenment. Unless, of course, you want to find out more about what Jonathan Safran Foer thinks about ... well.....

  • Nancy

    This week Greta Thunberg's impassioned accusation, "you have stolen my dreams and my childhood" by talking about "money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth," brought many to tears...and others ...

  • Rebecca

    (2.5) I’ve read all of Jonathan Safran Foer’s major releases, from Everything Is Illuminated onwards, and his 2009 work Eating Animals had a major impact on me. (I included it on a 2017 list of ...

  • Holly

    Well, this is no Eating Animals. I found Foer's ruminations a little confusing. His summaries of scientific data are nothing new (albeit appalling), but interspersed with a lot of navel gazing and pon...

  • Sadie

    Watch my high hopes, expectations and anticipation regarding this book crumble with every chapter... The book's general idea is so important and needs to be adressed more often and louder. It is, in a...

  • Elle Rudy

    This book was incredibly frustrating. I like Jonathan Safran Foer. I appreciate what he’s trying to do here. And most importantly, I agree with his overarching message. We need to care more collecti...