The Planet is a farm.

 

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, livestock is a leading cause of climate change.

 

Just knowing the facts won’t save us. What are you going to do?

 

We Are the Weather.

 

Will you stand up and join the wave?

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 it all starts with what we eat—and don’t eat—for breakfast.

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 book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

PRESS

"We Are the Weather will force readers to rethink their commitment to combating 'the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced.' " Publishers Weekly

WE ARE THE WEATHER TOUR

Sept 17, 2019
Free Library of Philadelphia
7:30pm
Sept 18, 2019
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
7:00pm
Sept 19, 2019
Literati Bookstore Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor
TBA
Sept 20, 2019
BookPeople, Austin
7:00pm
Sept 22, 2019
Social Good Summit, NYC
TBA
Sept 22, 2019
Brooklyn Book Festival, NYC
TBA
Sept 24, 2019
KPFA First Congregational Church of Berkeley, CA
7:30pm
Sept 25, 2019
Town Hall Seattle
7:30pm
Sept 26, 2019
Scripps College
TBA
Oct 23, 2019
Sixth & I, Washington, D.C.
7:00pm
Oct 27, 2019
Chicago Humanities Festival
TBA
Oct 28, 2019
New School Tishman Auditorium in University Center, NYC
7:00pm
Nov 23-24, 2019
Miami Book Fair