We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer audiobook

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

By Jonathan Safran Foer
Read by Jonathan Safran Foer

Macmillan Audio 9780374280000

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250316905

  • ISBN: 9781250316905

Runtime: 5.11 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This program is read by the author.

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?

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. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Foer’s message is both moving and painful, depressing and optimistic, and it will force readers to rethink their commitment to combating ‘the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced.’" Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Deeply contemplative and artfully creative…Foer raises the philosophical bar, which is, perhaps, the most effective way of fomenting sincere and long-lasting commitment to this life-threatening crisis.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am and of the nonfiction books Eating Animals and We Are the Weather. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English