Contemporary Writers Series - Kathleen Dean Moore

Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is a philosopher, climate defender, and writer, the author or co-editor of more than a dozen books. Her first books of essays -- Riverwalking, Holdfast, Pine Island Paradox, and Wild Comfort -- celebrated wet, wild places. But global warming and ecosystem collapse deeply unsettled her. Leaving her position as Distinguished Professor of Environmental Ethics at Oregon State University, she turned her writing to a defense of the reeling world, first in Moral Ground, then in Great Tide Rising. Her newest book is a novel about a transformative act of resistance to the plunder of an Alaskan river -- Piano Tide, winner of the Willa Cather Award for Contemporary Fiction. Her forthcoming book is Axis of Betrayal: The Human-Rights Impacts of Fracking and Climate Change. Kathleen lives in Corvallis, Oregon and in a small cabin where two creeks and a bear trail meet a tidal cove in southeast Alaska. www.riverwalking.com;www.musicandclimateaction.com.

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