Jonathan Safran Foer

Cindy Seip

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the nonfiction book Eating Animals and the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am.

In We Are the Weather, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Safran Foer explores climate change, the central global dilemma of our time, in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But are those of us who believe in the science willing to change our lives in response? The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves ―with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice 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. In a starred review Publishers Weekly noted that

“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.'”

Mini: In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores climate change and our practical, daily response, in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way.