Taking An Ethical Stand To Protect A Planet In Peril

Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Kathleen Dean Moore on making ethical values and moral guidance the center of the climate debate.

In the face of environmental degradation and climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not show us the way to take a meaningful stand to protect our planet in peril. Nor do economic incentives or political initiatives. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with environmental philosopher and essayist  Kathleen Dean Moore about the need for ethical values, moral guidance and principled reasons to become the centerpiece of this debate. Beginning with finding a resounding answer to the often-raised question: "How do we maintain our way of life without fossil fuels?"

Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental philospher and essayist, whose most recent books are Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (co-edited with Michael P. Nelson), Riverwalking, Holdfast, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, and The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World

Click here to view Kathleen's speech in September 2013 that was part of a 350.org day of protest and raising awareness about climate change. 


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