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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.


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


Oct 23, 2019
Sixth & I, Washington, D.C.
Oct 27, 2019
Chicago Humanities Festival
Oct 28, 2019
New School Tishman Auditorium in University Center, NYC
Nov 23-24, 2019
Miami Book Fair
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