Essays and Papers

Kathleen takes on fracking in a May 11, 2015 article in the High Country News. Find it here:

Kathleen's new essay in ORION magazine, "Rules of the River" (September/October issue), features a new, hopeful metaphor for effective climate action. She discusses the ideas with ORION senior editor, Scott Gast here.

High Country News has an essay by Kathleen in its September 1 issue: Watching the World Go Away," about holding on to the hope of children.

Read Kathleen's new article about the rights of nature: Leaping Lizards! What Might It Mean to Recognize the Rights of Nature? It's online at "What does Earth ask of us? Restraint, respect, and maybe - after all these years - recognition of the rights of Nature. What would that mean? What moral sense does it make? How is it playing out in Ecuador, the first nation to grant constitutional rights to the Earth?"

"Exposing the Logic of Climate Denial," a guest column by Kathleen and Michael P. Nelson in Oregon Live, from Portland's Oregonian.

“What is Morally Required” is Kathleen’s response to a student’s shouted challenge at the Durban climate change conference: “I've stopped settling for what is deemed 'politically feasible' by obstructionists and started asking for what is morally required.”

Read our new article in the Earth Island Journal -- "It's Wrong to Wreck the World: Thirteen Reasons Why".

K.D. Moore and Michael P. Nelson, “Toward a Global Consensus for Moral Action,” Leopold Outlook, Winter 2011.

K.D. Moore and Michael P. Nelson, “The Perfect Moral Storm, When the Life Rafts are on Fire,” Minding Nature, December 2010, 6 – 11.

K.D. Moore, “Refugia of the Toads,” Whole Terrain, v. 17 2010, 46-47.

K.D. Moore, “The Call to Forgiveness at the End of the Day,” Portland, Winter 2010, 32.

K. D. Moore, “An Entangled Bank: Ethics Issues of Ecosystem-Based Marine Management,” in Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans, eds. Karen McLeod and Heather Leslie. Island Press, 2009.

K. D. Moore, “A Silence Like Scouring Sand,” Orion.

K. D. Moore, “Winter Prayer,” High Country News, v. 39, no. 2, February 5, 2007, 23.

K. D. Moore, “Dog Salmon Moon,” Northwest Review, 45-3/2007, 115-117.

K. D. Moore, Literature of the Northwest Symposium, Northwest Review, 45-3/2007, 24.

K. D. Moore and Erin E. Moore, “Six Kinds of Rain: Searching for a Place in the Academy,” in Placing the Academy: Essays on Landscape, Work, and Identity, ed. Jennifer Sinor and Rona Kaufman. Utah State University Press. 2007.

K. D. Moore, “In the Shadow of the Cedars: The Spiritual Values of Old-Growth Forests,” Conservation Biology, v. 21, no. 4, 1120-1123.

K.D. Moore, “Benedictio: For My Students,” Commencement benediction, Oregon State University, June 2006.

K. D. Moore, “The Truth of the Barnacles: Rachel Carson and the Moral Significance of Wonder,” Environmental Ethics, v. 27, Fall 2005, 265-277.