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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    We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Reviews

  • 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...

  • Science (Fiction) Nerd Mario

    A 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 health d...

  • 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 discover what Jonathan Safran Foer thinks about ... well... pretty mu...

  • 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...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook... read by Jonathan Safran Foer“Climate change is possibly the most boring subject the science world has ever examined”.Ha... well this urgent - serious non- fiction book is definitely n...

  • Jenna

    Jonathan Safran Foer who, in his book Eating Animals, spoke about the horrific treatment of animals in factory farms, now informs us how our consumption of meat, dairy, and eggs is killing the planet....

  • 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...

  • Meike

    It's not that Foer's main message wasn't important and correct - of course we should save the planet - but this book is just a simplistic, self-centered pamphlet full of platitudes and absurd analogie...

  • 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 ...