October 9, 2012 6:00pm
Subhankar Banerjee, world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist, will be at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey, to present and discuss his book, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, on October 9th at Labyrinth Books. His collection of first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers, addresses issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research.
The Arctic Alaska, largely uninhabited, the location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas, and coal, long at the margins of global affairs, has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history. Just as Shell was about to begin its damaging drilling efforts, they were halted due to a series of setbacks, from ice flow to equipment malfunctions. The L.A. Times:
“Shell Alaska said Monday it has abandoned its efforts to drill into hydrocarbon deposits in the offshore Arctic after the latest in a series of glitches on the company’s troubled oil containment barge resulted in damage to the high-tech dome designed to contain oil in the event of an underwater spill.”
This came as GREAT news for environmentalists everywhere, including Banerjee. In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Banerjee has said about this new development:
“Before Shell kills the Arctic Ocean, the minimum we expect from our government is to delay Shell’s operations so that we have a better understanding of the rapidly changing northern habitat that our human and nonhuman neighbors call home.”
To hear more from Banerjee, and to take part in the discussion of the threats to the Alaskan coats and seas, check him out at Labyrinth Books!
For more information on the event, visit the Labyrinth Books event page.Tuesday, October 9th @ 6pm Labyrinth Books 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ