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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241405956
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00

We are the Weather

Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast




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

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.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241405956
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the editor of 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. Everything Is Illuminated, his first novel, won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2002.

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