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Moral Ground

“This is not about whales anymore.  It’s about us.” — Thomas L. Friedman

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September 25, 2013

Kathleen Dean Moore Speech at 350 Portland

Kathleen Dean Moore recently gave a speech titled “If Your House Is On Fire” at an event sponsored by the Portland, OR chapter of 350.org, an international group of advocates for climate change. Watch the video here or on YouTube.

June 4, 2013

A Mother’s Day Message

Today is Mother’s Day. All over town children are bringing their mothers breakfast in bed. Cheerios with jam maybe, or bread they toasted themselves, and cards with loopy hearts. Fathers are bringing flowers to the mothers of their children, and maybe they share a quiet time thinking about the miraculous…

February 15, 2013

YachtWorld Names Kathleen Dean Moore ’12 Hero

The non-profit YachtWorld Heroes (formerly the YachtWorld Foundation) has recognized several individuals, including Kathleen Dean Moore (co-editor of Moral Ground) who use their boating and professional connections to protect our marine environments and share their joy of boating. Other 2012 Heroes include Celine Cousteau, Jean-Michael Cousteau, and Dr. Sylvia…

January 10, 2013

Exposing the logic of climate change denial

According to the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 14 percent of Americans deny that climate change is occurring. Because it persists in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, such denial might best be understood as an act of will, loyalty or something worse. Is there any…

Editor Blog

September 4, 2013

A Call to Writers

By Kathleen Dean Moore & Scott Slovic

As the true fury of global warming begins to kick in—forests flash to ashes, storms tear away coastal villages, cities swelter in record-breaking heat, drought singes the Southwest, the Arctic melts—we come face to face with the full meaning of the environmental emergency:…

January 13, 2011

How Then Shall We Live?

by Michael P. Nelson and John A. Vucetich

John A. Vucetich is a contributor to Moral Ground.  He is also a scientist – an animal ecologist to be precise.  He co-leads (with Rolf O. Peterson, one of our online contributors) the famous Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, the longest continuous study…

January 4, 2011

The Day Hope Died – And I Feel Fine

by Michael P. Nelson

We know the outcome. On September 10th, 2010, President Barack Obama refused to accept a solar panel from author and activist Bill McKibben and 350.org. What is now perhaps the most famous (or at least well travelled) solar panel in history was originally installed on the…

November 10, 2010

Climate Change: Love it or Deny It?

by Kathleen Dean Moore

It’s happened again.  I’m on book tour with Moral Ground, a call for moral action to avert the worst effects of a warming and degraded planet.  The audience is convinced; climate change is real, it is dangerous, it is upon us. They are empowered;…