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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An

    Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet at Breakfast, sets some highly ambitious goals for its readers. There is a great deal of responsibility to enact the social cha...

  • Sarah Marsh

    As a whole this is a fantastic book that outlines facts of climate change related to factory farming, and personal inner conflict associated with the desire to consume meat and dairy products, while p...

  • Kelly

    If you've read EATING ANIMALS, this is that but with a focus on being vegan, as opposed to strictly vegetarian. It feels manipulative because it's meant to -- though none of the things Foer says are o...

  • Scott Haraburda

    An excellent book based upon scientific information, mostly ignored or not believed by the public. Not sure if this book would change many people's mind, but still I suspect that some might. A worthy ...

  • Csimplot Simplot

    Excellent book...

  • Dave

    In We Are the Weather Foer suggests that a collective effort is better than no effort at all. The book goes into details as to how American's all pitched in to help the war effort during WW2 and in th...

  • Emily Laga

    This book’s strength was that it avoided the trap of the sing song-y, self help. Safran Foer makes a case that not eating animal products before dinner is the best thing individuals can do to stop g...

  • Theresa

    Before starting my review, I need to acknowledge and thank Goodreads and FS&G for this book which I received as a giveaway prize. The book is poetic and politically charged. He writes of climate chang...