19 сентября 2019 в 03:09
lievschreiber Watching images of the Amazon burn while Greenland’s ice sheet disappears while super-storms grow ever more common and menacing, I’ve found myself terrified, angry, and depressed. And then, more or less as soon as the images aren’t directly in front of me, I’ve gone back to being indifferent, complacent, and forgetful. Worse, even while acknowledging that my lifestyle choices are contributing to the arson, melting, and flooding, my desires to fly when I want and eat what I want are almost entirely unaffected. What makes these disconnects truly disturbing is my awareness of them...
.We Are the Weather explores the problem of how difficult it is to care about global warming, even for those of us who desperately want to care. Yet more challenging is to convert our concern for the planet into behavior that will save it—especially when those behaviors require not having exactly what we want exactly when we want it. We Are the Weather proposes the collective act of refraining from animal products for breakfast and lunch (while eating a dinner of one’s choice) as our best starting point. It is both a personal and broad book, as this is both a personal and broad problem. Destroying the planet has required all of our participation (and lack of participation), and we can only save it together.
Jonathan Safran Foer
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