We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Category: Book
By (author): Foer, Jonathan Safran
Subject:  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
  SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-audio-cd
Size: 5.97in x 5.00in x 0.65in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

This program is read by the author.

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.

Biographical NoteJonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am, and of the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.