Posts tagged “arctic voices”
June 6, 2013We are so excited about Reinhard Hennig’s great review for Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point! Edited by photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee’s Arctic Voices is a compelling collection of essays regarding threats to our Earth’s arctic.“…the diverse texts gathered in Arctic Voices…give a multifaceted insight into a region whose ecosystems have already during the past century undergone substantial change through pollution, resource exploitation and military use.”“The volume’s most outstanding feature is that it shows the Arctic not as a sublime wilderness devoid of human beings, but as a region in which people have been living for a long time, and in which contemporary developments
threaten not only nature, but in a great measure also indigenous cultures.”Check out the full review here: http://www.ecozona.eu/ index.php/journal/article/ view/342/685Arctic Voices will be published in paperback this August, with a new introduction by Dr. James Hansen.
May 17, 2013
Subhankar Banerjee, a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights, resource development and climate change, recently shared some important updates about the future of drilling in the Arctic and President Obama’s recent endorsement of it:I wrote a letter to the editor as a follow up to the generous review “In the Beautiful,Threatened North” by Ian Frazier in The New York Review of Books of the anthology, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point that I edited. My letter, “Can Shell Be Stopped?” has just been published in the New York Review.After the June 6 issue (with my letter) went to the printer a few significant things happened that relate to the letter that I’ll mention here briefly.On May 10, the White House published a 13-page document, “National Strategy for the Arctic Region.” It opens with a one-page introduction by President Obama.
April 22, 2013
Celebrate Earth Day with two recently released books focused on preserving and protecting our environment: The Story of the Blue Planet and Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point
We’re celebrating Earth Day with two recently released books which advocate for the preservation of the environment: the children’s book The Story of the Blue Planet by Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason and a collection of essays about the dangers facing the people, the animals, and the land of the Arctic, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, edited by photographer, writer and activist Subhankar Banerjee.
The children’s book The Story of the Blue Planet (November 27, 2012 with the paperback coming out November 26, 2013) by Andri Snaer Magnason, has just won a Green Earth Book Award honorable mention during the Salisbury University Read Green Literature Festival on April 5, 2013. The literature award, sponsored by the environmental nonprofit The Nature Generation, is given to authors and illustrators whose books best inspire young readers to appreciate and care for the environment.
Says Magnason about the inspiration behind the story, “Mythology and fairy tales were written before we knew we were living on a planet.
Tags: Andri Snær Magnason, arctic voices, Chukchi and Beaufort seas, Dan O'Neill, Green Earth Book Award, Ian Frazier, Northern Alaska Environmental Center, Pamela Miller, Sarah James, subhankar banerjee, The Nature Generation, The New York Review of Books, The Story of the Blue Planet
March 5, 2013
Subhankar Banerjee, author of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, had a conversation with James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, about our environment and climate change.
As part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series, Banerjee and Hansen spoke of the “non-human” communities that we are wiping out because of oil drilling, global warming, and climate change, which is often times overlooked in mainstream media and government. They also touched upon clean energy, new fuel sources, the XL pipeline, and what it means to our daily life and our planet’s future.
To hear the whole conversation, watch the video here. To learn more about environmental changes, read Banerjee’s book Arctic Voices.
February 28, 2013
After months of weather problems and issues with the drilling rigs and oil spill containment vessels, Shell has decided that they will not be drilling in the Alaskan Arctic this year. Although this is great news for the environment and the community, it does not mean an end to off-shore drilling entirely. While Shell repairs rigs and prepares for future operations of the already $5 billion investment, the company will also continue off-shore research and meetings with villagers to benefit the long-term project.
The US Department of Interior plans to do a full-scale review of the operation in the next few weeks. If you would like to learn more about this subject, read the full Los Angeles Times article or check out Subhankar Banerjee’s Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.
October 11, 2012
The term “Anthropocene”, proposed by geologists, refers to the “age of man”, the new period of history we have entered into in which the planet can no longer be studied or understood in isolation of man. From transformations in plants, animals, and natural habitats, to climate change, altering landscapes, there is no doubt that the effect of man has interrupted this natural process. The symposium, held at Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History, will feature dicussions, debates, and deliberations on issues of global change in the context of art, history, science, culture, philosophy, and economics. Subhankar Banerjee, editor of Arctic Voices, will be a panelist for the discussion Energizing the Anthropocene: Science for Smart Decisions, at 11:30am.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
September 24, 2012
Subhankar Banerjee, engineer turned environmental activist, writer and photographer, will be speaking about the many threats to the Arctic including Shell Alaska’s plans to begin exploratory drilling in the coming weeks, at Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Monday, September 24th at 6:30pm.
He will be discussing his new book Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, whichbrings 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.Subhankar Banerjee Book Tour Monday, September 24th @ 6:30pm Teaching for Change’s Busboys & Poets 14th & V 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C.
September 20, 2012
Engineer turned activist, writer, and photographer Subhankar Banerjee will be speaking at Mount Holyoke at an event sponsored by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm.
His new book Arctic Voices 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. Co-sponsored by The Odyssey Bookshop.
Miller Worley Center for the Environment at
Mount Holyoke College
Hooker Auditorium50 College Street South Hadley, MA 01075
For more information please contact email@example.com.
September 19, 2012
With Shell all set to begin exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska, now is the time to take a good look at this unique region and what we stand to lose if it’s destroyed.
In Arctic Voices; Resistance at the Tipping Point 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.
On Wednesday, September 19th Subhankar will speak about the pressing issues facing the land and people of the Arctic at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Joining him are Cindy Shogan, director of Alaska Wilderness League, and Ted Daeschler, a researcher at ANC.
September 18, 2012
Shell has been forced to abandon its offshore drilling efforts in the Chukchi and Beafort Seas due to a series of setbacks. The most recent setback involves problems with the oil containment barge, the Arctic Challenger. While held up by the US coastguard in Bellingham, Washington, the vessel was cited for illegal fluid discharge. Although Shell will continue to drill top holes, they will be unable to drill to any oil deposits.
The L.A. Times reports:
“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.
Company officials said they will continue to drill “top holes” off the Alaskan coast through the end of this season’s drilling window, but will not attempt to reach any oil deposits this year — a serious but not fatal setback for the company, which has spent six years attempting to explore its outer continental shelf leases off the coast of Alaska.”
Read the full article at the LA Times.