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We are the Weather : Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast - Jonathan Safran Foer

We are the Weather

Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast

Paperback Published: 17th September 2019
ISBN: 9780241405956
Number Of Pages: 240

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Product Description

From the bestselling author of Eating Animals, a brilliantly fresh and accessible take on climate change - and what we can do about it.

Most books about the environmental crisis are densely academic, depressingly doom-laden and crammed with impersonal statistics. We are the Weather is different - accessible, immediate and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away.

A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat. Giving up meat is incredibly hard and nobody is perfect - but just cutting back is much easier and still has a huge positive effect on the environment. Just changing our dinners - cutting out meat for one meal per day - is enough to change the world.

With his distinctive wit, insight and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

About the Author

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the editor of the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris Review, Conjunctions and the New Yorker. Everything Is Illuminated, his first novel, won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2002.

Industry Reviews

Read this book. Saving Planet Earth starts right here, right now * Stella McCartney *
We Are The Weather: Saving The Planet Begins At Breakfast is optimistic not because Foer minimises the crisis, but because of his claim that ordinary people have a chance of ameliorating it . . . I have not had meat at lunch since I read the book, and that makes me feel even better than having solar panels. * The Times *
A warning: this is a life-changing book and will alter your relationship to food forever * Observer *
Since I finished the book I have been following his advice. I hope others will too. The future of the planet is in our hands - or rather, it's on our plates * The Times *
Jonathan Safran Foer has laid down an urgent challenge with this book. Thought-provoking, humane and incisive, We Are the Weather confronts our personal entanglement in the climate crisis through the food on our plates. A necessary book about the way we eat and the enormous difference our daily choices can make. -- Julian Hoffman
Safran Foer's new approach, measured and moderate, gives me hope * Observer *
Foer's new book urges the reader gently towards incremental adjustments - the idea being that if enough of us observe them, difference can be made * Monocle *
Foer's message is both moving and painful, depressing and optimistic * Publisher's Weekly *

ISBN: 9780241405956
ISBN-10: 0241405955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th September 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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