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October 16, 2013Wednesday, October 16th @ 7pm The Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 www.elliottbaybook.com
Subhankar Banerjee has long been on the frontlines in the fight for arctic conservation and indigenous human rights. Join him at Elliott Bay on October 16th at 7pm as he discusses the current threats to the Arctic including the status of the various oil drilling operations, and celebrates the launch of the paperback edition of Arctic Voices.
Arctic Voices; Resistance at the Tipping Point (Seven Stories Press, October 8, 2013) is being released in paperback with updated material including a conversation with Subhankar and renowned climate scientist James E. Hansen tackling the tough climate change issues that threaten the Arctic and the entire globe.
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.
September 30, 2013Subhankar Banerjee, photographer, journalist, activist, and editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point (paperback edition on Oct.8th) gives an update on the latest findings of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Dear Friend,As you know last Friday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the first part of a multi-part Fifth Assessment Report. More than a thousand scientists from around the globe contributed to it, the team looked at more than 9,000 scientific publications, 2/3rd of which was published since 2007 (when the last IPCC report AR4 was published), and after all that, representatives from 190 nations signed off on what is called the Summary for Policy Makers that was released on Friday. The findings are consistent with what they had said in 2007, but this time with irrefutable evidence.But the climate deniers are working overtime to discredit the findings and spew their irresponsible and dangerous misinformation.
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.
August 28, 2013Friday, October 4th The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference University of Notre Dame
N. Notre Dame Ave, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Subhankar Banerjee, author of Arctic Voices is a plenary speaker at The Society of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts Conference on Friday, October 4th at the University of Notre Dame.
Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, edited by world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist, Subhankar Banerjee, is a compelling collection of prominent activists, writers, and researchers discussing meaningful issues, that are not only relevant to the world today, however is necessary to understand.
Arctic Voices is a powerful collection of more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights, in essential and insightful first-person narratives. Arctic Voices discusses not only the Arctic Warming and climate changes that are devastating our earth; it discusses human and nonhuman communities of the far North.
August 1, 2013
In an article published on July 24th, The Guardian discusses the accelerated melting of Arctic sea ice. The article is in response to a recent scientific report examining the imminent economic catastrophes of the sea ice phenomenon.
The study focuses specifically on the dangerous release of methane from melting permafrost. Methane, which is approximately 25x more powerful at trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere than carbon dioxide, would be disastrous if released at all, and “could come with a $60tn global price tag” if released in a giant “pulse.”
The article explains that economists aren’t taking climate change ramifications seriously, though melting sea ice alone could completely “undermined the global financial system.” Furthermore, “much of those costs would be borne by developing countries in the form of extreme weather, flooding and impacts on health and agricultural production.”
In 2012, Arctic ice covered only 40% of the area it did in the 1970s.
July 5, 2013
This is an article by Subhankar Banerjee, the editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, which 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. The paperback edition is coming out next month. This article was printed on Climate Storytellers and on Alternet:
This week we learned what “extreme” in climate changed extreme weather means for human loss — so what are we doing about it?
“Within a few years we are going to have more people off the surface of this planet more often, and we’ll have to determine value in that new environment.” —Jill Tarter, chairwoman of the SETI Institute, CNN Money, June 27, 2013
Do we write words of mourning?
June 20, 2013
The Huffington Post featured a wonderful article yesterday by Subhankar Banerjee. In it, Banerjee recounts his frustration with the government’s attempts to silence dissent. He argues that when left with nothing else, when voices are silenced, we can tell the truth with humor.
Banerjee cites his “Climate-Silence Paradox,” whereby the government fears civil unrest provoked by anthropogenic climate change, but rather than working to remedy climate change, it pools its efforts into hiding it. Dissent from activists is monitored and contained in order to continue raking in profits from environmental exploitation.
He says, “Increasingly, it is the government that has become a public contractor–for private corporations–to provide security, with public money–by tracking environmental activists” instead of the other way around. “It isn’t news to many of us, but it sure sends a chilling message: peaceful activism that disrupts business-as-usual will not be tolerated.”
Inspired by rebellious thinkers and artists like John Heartfield, Banerjee hopes that humor will be used increasingly to challenge such instances of abusive power.
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.
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