What We Are Reading Today: We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

Updated 23 September 2019

What We Are Reading Today: We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Jonathan Safran Foer “provides many opportunities to see how we are facing disaster

We Are the Weather is an excellent book based upon scientific information, mostly ignored or not believed by the public.

The book “tackles the climate change issue with an interesting premise: Most of the things that you are doing to live a greener lifestyle will make no difference to the Earth,” said a review in goodreads.com.

Jonathan Safran Foer “provides many opportunities to see how we are facing disaster and collectively shrug our shoulders either because we don’t want to change or we don’t see how making a change as an individual makes a difference,” said the review.

The review said: “We have, Foer reveals, turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic.

“Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat — and don’t eat — for breakfast.”

Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels: Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals.


US rapper Kanye West to pay college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West has also donated $2 million toward helping fund the families and legal teams contesting the deaths of African Americans Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. (AFP)
Updated 05 June 2020

US rapper Kanye West to pay college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

DUBAI: US rapper Kanye West on Thursday pledged to set up a college fund for the daughter of George Floyd, the African American who died at the hands of police.

Floyd’s longtime friend and former NBA (National Basketball Association) star Stephen Jackson shared a touching video this week on Instagram of Floyd’s daughter Gianna being carried on her uncle’s shoulders, smiling, and saying, “Daddy changed the world.”

 

According to CNN, father-of-four, West, has also donated $2 million toward helping fund the families and legal teams contesting the deaths of African Americans Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and supporting black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Over recent days, the streets of New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Paris, and more have witnessed celebrities and influencers standing together in solidarity with black communities.  

 

 

Meanwhile, other stars, such as 42-year-old West, have taken to their social media platforms to demand justice and draw attention to various organizations which help low-income protesters pay bail, or donation pages that directly benefit the family members of victims.

 

Earlier this week, Iraqi-American beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan and actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated a hefty sum amid the #BlackLivesMatter protests.