“The climate-change movement . . . is generally careful not to talk about obligation or duty or morality. It will talk about patriotism or competing with China or getting jobs or profiting from green energy – anything but ethics. That’s a terrible strategic mistake.”—Kathleen Dean Moore
Join us at the Whidbey Institute for an evening with Kathleen Dean Moore as she discusses the moral and ethical dimensions of the climate movement. This event, hosted by the Whidbey Institute’s Cascadia Climate Collaborative, is open to the public and intended for our wider community.
This event will immediately follow an invitational two-day conference for climate leaders, and provides an opportunity for the public to share the energy and outcomes of that intensive session. Leaders who will have gathered at the Whidbey Institute to discuss the state of the movement and the moral, ethical dimensions of climate change include KC Golden of Climate Solutions and Alec Loorz of Kids vs. Global Warming.
Space for this public presentation is limited, so be sure to register well in advance. Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets for $10 ($5 youth).
Kathleen Dean Moore is Distinguished Professor, Emerita of Philosophy at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Her newest book is Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, which argues for a moral response to climate destabilization and species loss. Her 2010 book of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, tells of nature’s power to move us from sorrow to courage and hope. Her work has been widely published in magazines such as Orion, Audubon, Discover, The Sun, and the New York Times Magazine.