Subhankar Banerjee on global warming, the terminal greed of the oil and coal industries, and threats to the Arctic region / Fukushima update # 3
Once again, before interviewing this week’s guest,
Dr. Caldicott provides another update on the perilous situation at Fukushima, Japan, where four reactors are compromised in an accident that will likely surpass the effects of Chernobyl. Next, Dr. Caldicott welcomes Subhankar Banerjee, an Indian-born American photographer, writer and activist. He is the founder of ClimateStoryTellers.org. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights and global warming, and over the past five years he has also been focusing on forest deaths from global warming. His photographs and writing have reached tens of millions of people around the world through exhibitions, publications and public lectures. See his photographs and learn more about his activism at subhankarbanerjee.org. In this interview with Dr. Caldicott, Banerjee discusses the effects of global warming on the Arctic region, his efforts to protect wildlife in the region, his photography, the corporate greed for oil, gas and coal that threatens the largest wildlife habitat in the world, and how to fight the economic and political forces ravaging the planet. In his writing, among many other topics, Banerjee has discussed the Arctic permafrost and the potential displacement of Alaskan communities due to the effects of global warming. Read four 2011 articles by Banerjee, Extreme Weather Report From Home: The Thong Will Drop, Earth Activism: What We Don’t Want, From Toilet to Planet: A Brief Journey of Survival and Tim DeChristopher Is Convicted: We’re Blowing This Moment, Too.