Paul Shepson, the Gift of the Arctic & its People

Video Shot in: 2022

Paul Shepson reflects on his profound fascination with the Arctic, which he considers an exotic and incredibly beautiful place. As an atmospheric chemist studying the human impacts of climate change, he acknowledges the enriching experience of meeting indigenous Arctic citizens who have a deep connection with the natural world. These individuals view themselves as part of nature and have the ingenuity to thrive in a challenging environment, such as during whaling expeditions where safety is a paramount concern. For Paul, interacting with people from vastly different backgrounds and witnessing the unspoiled beauty of the Arctic has been an incredible gift and opportunity. He embraces life’s preciousness and the importance of having fun while making a positive impact on humanity.