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We Are the Weather

288 pages, 2019

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science & nature

1064 books
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316 books

In We Are the Weather: A Manifesto, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time—climate change—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. 

Foer reveals that we have turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products and that the consequences are catastrophic.

Climate Change is a Shared Responsibility

Jonathan Safran Foer emphasizes that climate change is not just a problem for scientists and politicians. It's a shared responsibility. We all have a role to play in saving our planet. So, let's start taking action today.

Our Daily Choices Matter

The book explores how our daily choices, especially what we eat, can have a huge impact on the environment. Foer suggests that reducing our consumption of animal products can significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. It's time to rethink our diets.

The Power of Collective Action

Foer highlights the power of collective action. If we all make small changes in our lives, it can lead to big results. So, let's unite and fight climate change together.

The Urgency of Climate Action

We Are the Weather sends a clear message: we need to act now. Climate change is not a distant threat, it's happening right now. If we don't take immediate action, the consequences could be catastrophic.

The Role of Storytelling in Climate Activism

Foer uses storytelling to make the complex issue of climate change more relatable. He believes that stories can inspire people to take action. So, let's use our voices to spread the word and inspire change.

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We Are the Weather is a compelling and urgent call to confront the crisis of climate change. It's a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman - Actress, Filmmaker

Jonathan Safran Foer's book is a thought-provoking exploration of how our everyday choices impact the climate. It's a crucial read for anyone interested in understanding and acting on the most critical issue of our time.

Bill GatesBill Gates - Microsoft Co-founder

We Are the Weather is a powerful and urgent reminder that we, collectively and individually, are the solution to climate change. It's a call to action that we must not ignore.

Al GoreAl Gore - Former Vice President

This book is a wake-up call to the realities of climate change. But it also offers hope, showing us that we have the power to make a difference, if we act now.

Emma WatsonEmma Watson - Actress, Activist

We Are the Weather is a stark reminder of the urgent need to act on climate change. It's a powerful call to action that we must all heed.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio - Actor, Environmentalist
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