Essays and Articles, 2012- present
Along with her philosophy colleague, Michael Nelson, Kathleen issues an apology for the Enlightenment ideas that have resulted in so much destruction to the world and misery to its inhabitants. Salon, 2022
For those who say they want to help with the climate struggle but don’t know what to do, Kathleen and her co-author SueEllen Campbell devised a quiz/questionnaire/choose-your-own-adventure so people could identify their climate calling. Yale Climate Connections, 2022
ORION published Kathleen’s four-part series on the human rights violations of fracking.
Bedrock Rights: Introduction. Kathleen Dean Moore reports on a court ruling that fossil fuel corporations and governments, in collusion, are directly violating rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Bedrock Rights: Part Two. This week, more than 25,000 people gather at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow to address what is not only a global environmental catastrophe, but a global crisis of justice.
Read Kathleen’s new article about the rights of nature: “Leaping Lizards! What Might It Mean to Recognize the Rights of Nature?” What does Earth ask of us? Restraint, respect, and maybe – after all these years – recognition of the rights of Nature.
“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.”