Shifts in Our Very Idea of the Arctic (Matthew Sturm)

Video Shot in: 2022

In a thought-provoking conversation, Matthew Sturm discusses the challenges and concerns surrounding the study of the cryosphere and the Arctic’s changing landscape. He acknowledges that the speed of change is outpacing our ability to understand it fully. While advancements in technology are promising, they might not be enough to keep up with the rapid changes happening in the Arctic. As an Arctic scientist, he recognizes the limitations of current tools and models in grasping the complexity of snow behavior across vast scales. Additionally, he reflects on the shifting perspective of people towards the Arctic, emphasizing the importance of historical context and understanding the region’s past to inform our present and future endeavors.