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We are the Weather : Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

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'Read this book. Saving Planet Earth starts right here, right now' Stella McCartney

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

'Climate change is the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced.
It is that straightforward, that fraught.
Where were you when you made your decision?'

It is all too easy to feel paralysed and hopeless in the face of climate crisis, but the truth is that every one of us has the power to change history's course. We have done it before: making collective sacrifices to protect our freedoms, our families, our way of life. And we can do it again.

In this extraordinarily powerful and deeply personal book, Jonathan Safran Foer lays bare the battle to save the planet. Calling each one of us to action, he answers the most urgent question of all: what will it take for things to change?

It all starts with what we eat for breakfast.


'Eye-opening' New York Times Book Review

'Safran Foer's new approach gives me hope' Observer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241984918
  • 25,798

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Read this book. Saving Planet Earth starts right here, right now Stella McCartney
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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 * In a style rarely found in books about global catastrophe, [Foer] interweaves personal stories, bulleted factoids and a delicious serving of metaphor. The effect is dazzling. * The Washington Post * Eye-opening . . . In this follow-up to his influential Eating Animals, [Foer] brings both personality and passion to an issue that no one has figured out how to address in a way that inspires an adequate response. * The New York Times Book Review * Beautiful, powerful writing that's made me rethink the way I eat. -- Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid Heat Foer's message is both moving and painful, depressing and optimistic * Publisher's Weekly * 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 *
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About Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals and Here I Am. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish Haggadah. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited 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. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University.
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