Dr Jose Fuentes and Dr Paul Shepson Expound on the Beauty of Alert, Canada, and Planet Earth

Video Shot in: 2024

Dr. Jose Fuentes reflects on the motivations driving scientists, emphasizing the desire for discovery and knowledge as well as the application of that knowledge for the betterment of society and the planet. He stresses that personal wealth isn’t a driving factor in scientific endeavors, but rather the pursuit of understanding and improving the world we live in. Paul Shepson adds that many scientists undergo a transformation, becoming more than just researchers but also advocates for the Earth and its ecosystems, especially as they witness the impacts of climate change firsthand. They discuss the profound changes occurring in the Arctic, highlighting the rapid decline in perennial ice cover over the past few decades and the urgent need for action to preserve the planet for future generations.