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?

Counterpoint Books is pleased to announce the publication of Kathleen's new book, Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change.

Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore offers stories and ideas for people who deeply care about the future of the planet, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage. By turns fierce, heartbroken, funny, and lethally logical, Great Tide Rising will ignite your imagination and your will.

Kathleen is excited to introduce the book to readers. "This book is written for an extensive and important audience," she says, "people who are trying to live by their ideals, clear-voiced people who care about the world. My purpose is to help them find words for their caring and reasons for their resolve. We're going to have three book launch events, in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene. Details can be found here. Please come and bring your friends!"


Featured Books

GREAT TIDE RISING: Finding Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change
released February 8, 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.

"In this probing and lyrical book, Moore reminds readers of the inter-relatedness of all living things through time, and she offers a clarion call to summon the moral courage to 'rage against the dying' of the Earth. An impassioned and well-reasoned cry for 'great rising tides of affirmation of justice and human decency and shared thriving.'"
– Kirkus


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