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Podcast: Jonathan Safran Foer's take on climate change

By Kobo • January 31, 2020Kobo in Conversation

"Everybody's so proud of young people for caring about climate change - in a way that can be quite condescending."

We sat down with author Jonathan Safran Foer to talk about his new book We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. He's the author of several critically-acclaimed bestselling novels, such as Everything Is Illuminated and Here I Am, as well as his highly influential 2009 non-fiction book Eating Animals.

Jonathan's been worrying a lot about climate change and is certain that discussion alone isn't what's needed to fix the problems facing us. As he sees it, we're going to have to make some changes and give up some things that we like a lot, ultimately being "willing to have less." With the future of our species at stake, Safran asks, "What are our obligations to others?" and "What does it mean to care?"

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

The New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer offers a mind-bending and potentially world-changing call to action on climate change.

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