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We are the weather : saving the planet begins at breakfast
2019
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The New York Times bestselling 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 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.
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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.--Carol Haggas Copyright 2010 Booklist
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