Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee is a photographer, writer, and activist. Over the past decade he has worked tirelessly for the conservation of ecoculturally significant areas of the Arctic, and to raise awareness about indigenous human rights and climate change. He founded ClimateStoryTellers.org, and is editor of the anthology Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point which will be published in paperback on August 20, 2013 (Seven Stories Press). He was recently Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fordham University in New York, received Distinguished Alumnus Award from the New Mexico State University, and Cultural Freedom Award from Lannan Foundation.

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(r to l): Peter Matthiessen, Jim Campbell and Tom Campion. Utukok River Upland, Western Arctic, Alaska. (Subhankar Banerjee, June 2006). Views
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 1:30pm
An Ode to Seasons for Peter Matthiessen
Do you know about Peter Matthiessen? Maybe you’ve read one or more of his many unforgettable books. Snow Leopard , perhaps? Or maybe, Shadow Country ? Both, one non–fiction and the other an epic novel, had won the National Book Award. The list of books he wrote is rather long. You may have read...
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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:47am
Beautiful Sunsets (and Sunrises) in Art
Many people have, over the years, told me that I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But no one ever told me that I shouldn’t judge a sunset (or sunrise) by its beauty. After all these years, a group of scientists finally pulled the curtain off of the golden lights of dawn and dusk.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:34am
Interpreting the Climate Impasse from India to America
The two countries I know best are India and the US. I spent the first 22 years of my life in the former, and the following 24 in the latter, where I continue to live. Recently I returned home, after spending three months in India.
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Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:26pm
India Must Rename Cyclone Phailin and Call Attention to Global Warming
Last month I wrote two articles ( here , here ), gave an interview to The Real News Network ( here ), and an interview to Uprising Radio (
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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 1:24pm
Destabilization of Arctic Sea Ice Would Be Game Over for Climate
The Arctic sea ice is the most famous visual indicator of climate change. This year the climate deniers took the lead to explain what’s going on with the Arctic sea ice. “And now it’s global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year,” by David Rose in the Mail on Sunday , and “Global warming?
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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:28am
Colorado's Thousand-Year Flood
On Sunday morning I read more rain will fall in Colorado throughout the day.
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Friday, September 13, 2013 - 12:02pm
Boulder Flooding: Remembering Warnings from “Weather Report”
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Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 2:34pm
Let Us Now Sing About the Warmed Earth
On July 25 the journal Nature published an article about the “Economic time bomb” that is slowly being detonated by Arctic warming.
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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:10am
The US Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.” —E. F. Schumacher*
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Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 7:02am
Independence from Corporate Terror and the Petrostate
“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
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