Changes in Whaling Due to Climate Change (Eugene Brower)

Video Shot in: 2022

In a conversation with Peter Lourie, Paul Shepson, Iñupiaq elder from Utqiaġvik, Alaska, Eugene Brower discusses changes in whaling due to climate change. Eugene shares how whaling methods have remained the same, but melting ice makes finding suitable spots to harvest whales challenging. He notes that younger generations are taking over as older whalers retire. The discussion turns to how whales can detect scents and the overall conversation highlights the importance of indigenous wisdom and its contribution to understanding the natural world.