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We Are the Weather

By Jonathan Safran Foer
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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.

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?

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.

112 Reviews

3.5
“This book is 20% climate change facts and 80% weird self-interview/autobiography. Almost DNF.”
“As a vegan, environmental and animal activist, I think this book is SO important. It's dark at times, absolutely, but it's a message that people need to hear because - we need to make a collective change! Everyday we continue to live with only our own pleasure in mind is another day we deplete the resources of this beautiful planet, killing it and, by extension, ourselves. Thank you Jonathan Safran Foer for the important work you have done and continue to do.”
“Far too self-indulgent, with barely anything of real value. This didn't really bring anything new to the conversation about climate change/animal agriculture. He spends a huge proportion of the book pointing out all of his personal flaws, which once or twice might have been helpful to ground things, but by the end just felt like the author was telling you to live a lifestyle that he couldn't even be bothered to try himself.”

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