'Read this book. Saving Planet Earth starts right here, right now' Stella McCartney
From the bestselling author of Eating Animals, a brilliantly fresh and accessible take on climate change - and what we can do about it
'Climate change is the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced.
It is that straightforward, that fraught.
Where were you when you made your decision?'
It is all too easy to feel paralysed and hopeless in the face of climate crisis, but the truth is that every one of us has the power to change history's course. We have done it before: making collective sacrifices to protect our freedoms, our families, our way of life. And we can do it again.
In this extraordinarily powerful and deeply personal book, Jonathan Safran Foer lays bare the battle to save the planet. Calling each one of us to action, he answers the most urgent question of all: what will it take for things to change?
It all starts with what we eat for breakfast.
'Eye-opening' New York Times Book Review
'Safran Foer's new approach gives me hope' Observer
In an unconventional but persuasive manner, novelist Foer (Here I Am) explains why taking meaningful action to mitigate climate change is both incredibly simple and terribly difficult. Writing from an intensely personal perspective, he describes the difference between understanding and believing, making clear that only the latter can motivate meaningful action. He argues that the dichotomy between those who accept the science of climate change and those who don't is "trivial," because "the only dichotomy that matters is between those who act and those who don't." Foer makes the case that animal agriculture is the dominant cause of climate change, concluding that "we must either let some eating habits go or let the planet go. It is as straightforward and as fraught as that." While he calls for everyone not to eat animal products before dinner (at the very least), he is not shy about discussing his own hypocrisy, disclosing his lapses back into meat-eating after writing a book-length treatise against it (2009's Eating Animals). Foer's message is both moving and painful, depressing and optimistic, and it will force readers to rethink their commitment to combating "the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced."