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We Are the Weather

Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
Written by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Narrated by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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The New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer re-evaluated his meat-based diet - and his conscience - in his powerful memoir and investigative report, Eating Animals. Now, he offers a mind-bending and potentially world-changing call to action on climate change. 

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 listeners 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.

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©2019 Jonathan Safran Foer (P)2019 Hamish Hamilton

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"Foer is not likely to sway climate-change skeptics, but his lucid, patient, and refreshingly short treatise is as good a place to start as any." (Kirkus Reviews)

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A Dark and Troubling Topic We Need To Discuss

A Dark and Troubling Topic that needs to be discussed, sooner rather than later. I feel like it could have been a very long essay instead of a short book but the way he made his argument about something so awful was full of beauty and articulated so well. I really like where he took me and how he related it to his own life and the world war 2.
Highly recommend starting this discussion, even if you don't fully agree. Talking it out is the first step.