December Book Club – “We Are The Weather”
Mon, December 2, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
44 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971, United States (map
We Are The Weather: Saving The Planet Begins At Breakfast
By Jonathan Safran Foer
Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by science, 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 requires 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 Safron Foer is the author of the novels “Everything is Illuminated”, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, and “Here I Am”, and of the non-fiction book “Eating Animals”. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages.
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