We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer
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. Cutting out meat for just part of the 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.