S2E29: Jonathan Safran Foer on meat, & his book We Are the Weather

September 08, 2020 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 58 min Download
S2E29: Jonathan Safran Foer on meat, & his book We Are the Weather

S2E29: Jonathan Safran Foer on meat, & his book We Are the Weather

September 08, 2020 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 58 min Download
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Regardless of where you stand on the ethics of eating meat, the fact is, it’s a big part of the climate math. It provokes strong feelings all around, some of which may be contradictory within one’s self. And so much of the climate analysis is dependent upon how the animals were raised, marketed, and so on. It’s hard to speak (at least for some) with crisp lines. In this episode we wade into these details. Jonathan Safran Foer is the bestselling author of Eating Animals, Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. Today, Jonathan joins Ross to describe his relationship with meat, explaining what inspired him to become a vegetarian at the age of nine and why he is willing to admit to moral failure when he grabs a burger at the airport. Jonathan shares his proposal for reducing our meat consumption as posited in We Are the Weather, weighing in on why it’s dangerous to make our food choices such a big part of our identity. Listen in for Jonathan’s insight on what makes climate change such a difficult story to tell and learn why Jonathan thinks reserving meat for dinner is a productive form of climate activism. Resources: We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan ‘Options for Keeping the Food System Within Environmental Limits’ in Nature Bill Niman Wendell Berry Kate Knibbs on Reversing Climate Change S2EP12 The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells Learning to Die in the Anthropocene by Roy Scranton Peter Singer Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori Nori on Twitter Nori on Patreon Email podcast@nori.com Carbon Removal Newsroom --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support