Subhankar Banerjee

Subhankar Banerjee
Subhankar Banerjee works closely with Indigenous Gwich’in and Iñupiat community members and environmental organizations to protect significant biological nurseries in Arctic Alaska. Author of "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land" (Mountaineers Books, 2003), and editor of "Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point" (Seven Stories Press, 2013), Subhankar is currently completing two books: coeditor (with T.J. Demos and Emily Eliza Scott) of "Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Climate Change" (Routledge, Spring 2021), and coauthor (with Ananda Banerjee) of "Biological Annihilation" (Seven Stories Press, Spring 2022). Subhankar serves as the founding Director of the Species in Peril project at UNM.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Arctic Nightmare: Obama, Shell, and the Fate of the Far North
Here’s a Jeopardy!- style question for you: “Eight different species of whales can be seen in these two American seas.” Unless you’re an Iñupiaq, a marine biologist, or an Arctic enthusiast like me, it’s a pretty good guess that you can’t tell me what those seas are or what those whales are either...
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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 06, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
Boulder Flooding: Remembering Warnings from “Weather Report”
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Sunday, July 28, 2013
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
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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