Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise — a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth's fullness of life.
Well, who would have thought?! Writing in Vela magazine, B.K. Loren has named Kathleen one of five "badass women writers," whom she describes this way: "They are bold and graceful; deeply compassionate and uncompromising; unapologetic and open-minded; and they analyze, question, and—when necessary—destroy the status quo with some of the most nuanced, stunning prose you'll ever read." Read the story here.
Kathleen picked a fight with fracking in a recent column for the High Country News, "The View from 31,000 Feet: A Philosopher Looks at Fracking." You can read it here.
Kathleen's new article in TruthOut calls for hauling the whole fracking industry into peoples' court for violating human rights. "When an industry has a long record of silence, silencing, and deception, it is important to uncover and affirm the relevant truths, both factual and moral." Fracking Goes on Trial for Human Rights Violations. Why it Matters.
You'll want to read Kathleen's critique of the logic of divestment deniers in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Executive Deception: Four Fallacies About Divestment, and One Big Mistake. "A sample of Ivy League university presidents' anti-divestment statements offers a primer in the fallacies that students are warned against in Logic 101." An Ohio climate activist called the article "one of the smartest, and most relevant/useful pieces I have read anywhere." Click here for more.
GREAT TIDE RISING: Finding Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change
(forthcoming, Counterpoint Books, January 2016)
Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life.
MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Foreword by Desmond Tutu
Although climate destabilization is a scientific and technical issue, it is primarily a moral issue. MORAL GROUND gathers the testimony of one hundred of the world’s moral leaders, all calling us to honor our responsibilities to the future.
"Could there be a more pressing book topic than the fate of humanity?"
– Utne Reader
WILD COMFORT: The Solace of Nature
With stories about kayaking in a snowstorm, wading among salmon in the dark, and cooking breakfast in the desert, Moore offers readers a profound meditation on the healing power of nature.
"In its grounded wisdoms, humility, curiosity, and in the kaleidoscope beauty of its descriptions, Wild Comfort reminds how to see, how to sing; how to welcome, with equal gravity and grace, whatever asks entrance into our lives. It is destined to become a classic."
- Jane Hirshfield