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A Call to Writers

by Rachel Cooley on

Kathleen Dean Moore, coeditor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, and Scott Slovic, editor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, have written a blog post for moralground.com urging writers to focus their voices on one important message: we all have a moral imperative to take immediate action to stop global climate change.

Moore and Slovic argue that the issue of climate change has become urgent, as evidenced by recent forest fires, droughts, record-breaking temperatures, and coastal storms. Writers must use their powerful and unique voices to “do the work of the moment”--that is, to help slow the planet's unsustainable use of fossil fuels by helping readers see those directly and negatively impacted by climate change, and by bearing witness to important stories no one else will tell, Moore and Slovic compel writers to use their skills in the most significant ways possible to combat global climate change.

Read the full post here.

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