Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental philosopher and writer whose recent work focuses on the moral urgency of climate action. Her co-edited book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, gathers testimony from the world’s moral leaders about our obligations to future generations.
Other books celebrate cultural and spiritual connections to wet, wild places—Piano Tide: A Novel, Great Tide Rising, Wild Comfort, Pine Island Paradox, Holdfast, and Riverwalking. She is co-editor of essay collections about Rachel Carson, Apache philosopher Viola Cordova, and Mount St. Helens. Her work has appeared in Orion, Sun, Utne Reader, New York Times Magazine, Conservation Biology, Audubon, Discover, and many other journals.
Moore is the co-founder of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University, where she now serves as a Senior Fellow. She recently left her position as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at OSU in order to work full-time on the climate emergency.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Ethics of Adaptation to Global Warming
A response to “What does Earth ask of us?”
- A video: What does Earth ask of us?
Kathleen Dean Moore shares her thoughts on our moral obligation in the face of climate change.
- Leaping Lizards! What Might It Mean to Recognize the Rights of Nature?
From Minding Nature’s May 2014, Volume 7, Number 2 issue.
- A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction
Performed by Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe, edited and produced by Eric Gleske.
- Video: fracking's Impact on Fundamental Rights
Watch Kathleen Dean Moore open the bedrock lecture series.
- Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
A book edited by Kathleen Dean Moore.