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September 16, 2013

Subhankar Banerjee, author of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, reports on the boulder flooding in his recent article on Huffington Post, “Boulder Flooding: Remembering Warnings From Weather Report.”

Banerjee questions whether climate change had, or did not have, an impact on the Boulder floods. He also creates a good discussion on who has the authority to report on climate change, are artist discredited simply because they aren’t scientist by definition? Banerjee continues to make important points on why climate change needs to be addressed right away and all information regarding it should not be taken lightly. After reading his article the question that comes directly to mind is, could the casualties due to the flood, have been avoided? Read more here

“The Weather Report: Art and Climate Change exhibition, which happened in 2007, visually gave warnings about a deadly flood in the Boulder Creek. Six years have passed. America is yet to take any meaningful action on climate change. Will the death and devastation from this week’s flood in Colorado simply pass us by as a mere spectacle?”

 

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Arctic Voices releases on October 8th, 2013 in Paperback with updated material including a conversation with editor Subhankar Banerjee and renowned climate scientist James E. Hansen tackling the tough climate change issues that threaten the Arctic and the entire globe.

A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas, and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history.

World-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. From Gwich’in activist Sarah James’s impassioned appeal, “We Are the Ones Who Have Everything to Lose,” during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009, to an original piece by acclaimed historian Dan O’Neill about his recent trips to the Yukon River fish camps, Arctic Voices is a window into a remarkable region. Other contributors include Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Nick Jans, Pamela A. Miller, Andri Snaer Magnason, Robert Thompson, George Schaller, George Archibald, Cindy Shogan, Marla Cone, Maria Williams, Jeff Fair, Peter Matthiessen, Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, and Nancy Lord.

 

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