Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point by Subhankar Banerjee

By Subhankar Banerjee

"One of the great strengths of Arctic Voices is that it exhibits how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the locations the place such a lot people live. In this impassioned booklet, Banerjee shows a scenario so critical that it has created a circulation, the place 'voices of resistance are collecting, are becoming louder and louder.' may perhaps his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The weather changes that are coming have hit quickly and hard in the Arctic, and their consequences may be starkest there."–Ian Frazier, The long island overview of Books

A pristine surroundings of ecological richness and biodiversity. domestic to generations of indigenous humans for hundreds of thousands of years. the site of big amounts of oil, usual fuel and coal. mostly uninhabited and lengthy on the margins of worldwide affairs, within the final decade Arctic Alaska has speedy turn into the main contested land in fresh US history. 

World-renowned photographer, author, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings jointly first-person narratives from greater than thirty well-known activists, writers, and researchers who handle problems with weather swap, source conflict, and human rights with beautiful urgency and groundbreaking study. From Gwich'in activist Sarah James's impassioned allure, "We Are those who've every little thing to Lose," in the course of the UN weather convention in Copenhagen in 2009 to an unique piece by way of acclaimed historian Dan O'Neill approximately his fresh journeys to the Yukon apartments fish camps, Arctic Voices is a window right into a impressive region.

Other members comprise Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Nick Jans, Debbie Miller, Andri Snaer Magnason, George Schaller, George Archibald, Cindy Shogan, and Peter Matthiessen.

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