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.

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What's New?

Check out Kathleen's latest blog post, Four Fallacies and a Big Mistake.

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 newest performance project, "A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction," is a collaboration with the remarkable classical pianist Rachelle McCabe. About the program, Kathleen says, "The truths of our time are deeply challenging – the on-rushing extinctions, the coming storms, and the moral necessity of safeguarding Earth's beautiful lives. Words alone cannot express the urgency of action. And so we turn to music, weaving words between the sections of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli." If you would like to bring this program to your city (and if you have a wonderful piano available), please contact Carol Mason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Featured Books

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