Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental philosopher and nature writer. Her best-loved books are her award-winning essay collections that celebrate cultural and spiritual connections to water - Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water; Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World; The Pine Island Paradox; and most recently, Wild Comfort. She is co-editor of books about Rachel Carson (Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge), Apache philosopher Viola Cordova (How It Is), and Mount St. Helens (In the Blast Zone). Growing fiercer as more of her beloved wetlands are buried under parking lots and as all of creation is threatened by climate disruption, Moore, with co-editor Michael P. Nelson, published Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. It's a call from almost a hundred global moral leaders for an immediate response to climate change based on our duties of justice, compassion, and respect for human rights. Moore blogs about our obligation to act in defense of the Earth on her website Riverwalking.com, and speaks out in public lectures from Alaska to Florida. Moore is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University and Senior Fellow at the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word in Corvallis, Oregon. In the summers, she writes in a tiny cabin where two streams and a bear trail meet a tidal cove in Southeast Alaska.