We are the weather : saving the planet begins at breakfast / Jonathan Safran Foer.
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- ISBN: 9780374280000
- ISBN: 0374280002
- Physical Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -270).
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Unbelievable -- How to prevent the greatest dying -- Only home -- Dispute with the soul -- More life.
Our planet is warming because of human activity. Foer believes 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. Saving our home and way of life starts with what we eat-- and don't eat-- for breakfast. -- adapted from jacket
Text in English.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
How much of accepting climate change is practical and how much is theoretical? How much of what an individual can do is worthwhile in the face of massive corporate and government apathy? Such existential questions keep novelist Foer (Here I Am, 2016) up at night, after he reads bedtime stories to his children or sits at his dying grandmother's bedside. In a deeply contemplative and artfully creative series of essays, Foer shares his internal dialogues, conflicts and all. A devoted advocate of veganism, Foer, also the author of the nonfiction work, Eating Animals (2010), posits that one of the most effective ways of combating climate change is to eat less meat, dairy products, and eggs. Yet while his moral outrage remains strong, he presents his arguments with a considered objectivity, sharing his own doubts and weaknesses and admitting his personal failure to always practice what he preaches. In his desire to convince others to take action, Foer raises the philosophical bar, which is, perhaps, the most effective way of fomenting sincere and long-lasting commitment to this life-threatening crisis. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Jonathan 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.