We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
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 warmin...more
We are all capable of making the change. The question is are we willing to make the change. Are you willing to endure the minor inconvenie…moreHello Megan,
We are all capable of making the change. The question is are we willing to make the change. Are you willing to endure the minor inconvenience of learning to live a vegan lifestyle to ensure a viable planet for future generations? Once you make the commitment, do a little research, and learn to cook differently, it's easy.(less)
Interspersed with the occasional relevant fact is a meandering, erratic piece of writing that leapt from mini story to anecdote to rant from one moment to the next. I'm not sure whether Foer was aiming for some kind of connection to the common man here, but it comes across as a self s ...more
It's not just eating the meat. Only the health disadvantages and ethical aspects. That heavily processed red meat is now being compared to asbestos by the WHO. The unfortunate chain ends in the stomach of a carnivore, but it begins elsewhere.
It is beyond question, how despicable factory farming is. Just the topics relating to huge stables, anti ...more
Too often, the feeling of making a difference doesn't correspond to the difference made - worse, an inflated sense of accomplishment can relieve the burden of doing what actually needs to be done.
We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast is a book on climate change and why we as humans, who on a conceptual level know what we could do to reduce our impact on the ...more
Watch my high hopes, expectations and anticipation regarding this book crumble with every chapter...
The book's general idea is so important and needs to be adressed more often and louder. It is, in a nutshell, the idea of everybody going vegan (or at least 2/3 vegan - no animal products before dinner) in order to gain a collectively large change for the better on all things climate. Yes sure, there's ...more
“Climate change is possibly the most boring subject the science world has ever examined”.
Ha... well this urgent - serious non- fiction book is definitely not as adventurous as “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, or laugh-out-loud-comic-tragic as “Here I Am”, ( two books I liked ‘lots’ by Foer)....
but it’s at least worth skimming.
I say skimming because - while listening to the Audiobook.... my mind automatically checked out at times... ( a brain-skim-na ...more
Anyone who believes in climate change can see how it is already affecting the weather in different parts of the world. Most agree somet ...more
JSF tells us again and again and again that we have to fight climate change - and I mean he literally states it ...more
Despite measuring in at just over 200 pages, the first 70 were spent on seemingly disparate topics almost exclusively unrelated to climate change. I was, at first, baffled, but soon found this to be a very clever device to ensure the reader began to associate the seemingly distant fears of the irrevocable destruction of our planet to more immediate threats, such as those ...more
We have heard the reasoned arguments and warnings. Most people accept climate change as scientific fact. In the popular film An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore warned, "We hav ...more
I struggle with knowing what I can do about such a huge issue and I was hoping for advice. Most recommend ...more
Since I also gave Greta Thunberg’s ‘No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference’ one star, I feel the need to stress (again) that I am not a climate sceptic! I am a book reviewer, and both of these books are really really bad. This one is worse though!
In the case of this book, Foer starts out telling us about himself; about his Jewish grandparents; about how he sometimes eats meat; about mirrors and how tiny fish that live in coral that will d ...more
Foer argues compellingly, all ...more
Yikes. This was bad. This is everything on earth that the environmental movement didn't need. It is the ramblings of self indulgent man only wanting to hear himself talk. The book isn't about "the weather" or about climate change or about taking steps to fight global warming. In fact, the author goes the first one fifth of the book without mentioning the environment - and he brags about it!
What does he talk about? Literally everything else that has ever been of interest to ...more
The narration felt more like the author speaking out his mind and con ...more
A well-written - and more importantly, an extremely relatable - book about climate change. I am now - for the first time - seriously considering a vegan diet. "Choosing to eat fewer animal products is probably the most important action an individual can take to reverse global warming—it has a known and significant effect on the environment, and, done collectively, would push the culture and the marketplace with more force than any march."
“It is dangerous to pretend that we ...more
First of all for those who think this book is just to promote veganism, you are completely wrong.
It is more than that, part of it speak of eating less animals and switching to plant based diet based on solid evidence but author talks more than just food. He talks about life on our planet earth, our lives, climate change and how our future is at stake , changes we need to made that we are not taking, not showing or predicting some dystopian future but trying t ...more
It's well written, informative and a bit over wordy at times, a doomsday book that paints a bleak picture of humanity and our prospects for the futu ...more
Disappointed I am.
With a title such as this, I expected a text more punchy, more convincing, more energetic. More positive.
The first part of the book draws a parallel between the climate change, and what is going to befall us, and the second world war : people know the facts but refuse to believe them and act upon them. I can understand the reasoning, but to place it at the beginning of the book doesn't seem like a good idea, because you're wondering where all this i ...more
We Are the Weather is a deeply personal interrogation of Foer's own convictions. Foer's story of himself is that he is alive because his grandmother escaped the Holocaust. In his words, she recognized a conceptual threat while other Jews knew the N ...more
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