Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point
Our unique position within the geography of the world allows us to experience and see things that most will never have the chance to, but it also gives us a front row seat to witness the damage being inflicted in the Arctic region. The depletion of our once-abundant natural resources and the increasing interest in their extraction has put Arctic Alaska on the forefront of the global energy discussion. Subhankar Banerjee, a photographer, writer, and activist in his own right has compiled a collection of narratives from myriad sources to create a moving dialogue addressing the challenges faced and the resistance to the forces at work in the region. Researchers, anthropologists, and natives of the region (many of whom you can find contributing as Climate Storytellers) all speak to the difficulties facing the land and those who occupy it in this eye-opening book. Banerjee and several of the contributing authors will be at the Noel Wien Public Library on Tuesday to discuss the book and sign your copy, so you have the rare privilege of being able to engage directly with the sources of thus meaningful material.
Book Talk and Signing – Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7 – 9pm – Noel Wien Public Library