We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Narrator: Jonathan Safran Foer
Genres: Animals & Nature, Social Science
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: September 2019
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

This program is read by the author.

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Foer, Jonathan Safran

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER's work has appeared in the Paris Review, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. He is the author of two novels and Eating Animals, a work of nonfiction.

Foer, Jonathan Safran

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