Paul Shepson Inspiring Students Caring for the Changing Arctic

Video Shot in: 2022

Paul Shepson discusses the rewarding aspect of inspiring the next generation to be excited about the Arctic. As a teacher, he takes pride in seeing his former PhD students pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm to their own students. However, he also acknowledges the sobering reality that the Arctic, due to human activities, is undergoing irreversible changes, possibly losing its summer sea ice in his students’ lifetimes. This has serious consequences for the non-human creatures that call the Arctic home. He expresses a sense of ethical responsibility, believing that humans shouldn’t have the right to make decisions that harm other living beings and their habitats.