THEN & NOW

Peter Lourie and Paul Shepson began making videos of Arctic scientists and native Arctic dwellers starting in 2000.  In many cases, they re-interviewed the same people as much as 20 years later, with the intent of seeing how their views on the changing Arctic and human roles and connections to that vital part of the planet may have changed over the years, and why. Here Peter and Paul present pairs of interesting “Then” and “Now” videos. 

Speakers

Chief scientist emeritus for Polar Bears International

President of the Barrow Whaling Captains Association and Iñupiaq Elder 

Arctic Resident

Areas Wildlife Biologist, Alaska’s Department of Fish & Game

Seabird Biologist studying in Arctic Alaska since 1970.

 

Sea Ice Scientist

Glaciologist & Professor 

Senior Wildlife Biologist (Bowhead Whales)

Professor of Chemistry, Vice Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer at Villanova University

Physical scientist working for Environment Canada’s Air Quality Research Division

Biological Oceanographer

Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Founding Executive Director of BASC (Barrow Arctic Science Consortium)

Dr. Bill Simpson, an environmental chemist at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Research Physical Scientist conducting wide-ranging geophysical studies on snow in high latitudes, Fairbanks, AK

Senior Director of Conservation and Staff Scientist at Polar Bears International

Dr. Steve Amstrup

Chief scientist emeritus for Polar Bears International

2010

2022

Eugene Brower

President of the Barrow Whaling Captains Association and Iñupiaq Elder 

2009

2022

Yves Brower

Arctic Resident

2009

2022

Geoff Carroll

Areas Wildlife Biologist, Alaska’s Department of Fish & Game

2009

2022

George Divoky

Seabird Biologist studying in Arctic Alaska since 1970.

2009

2022

Matt Druckenmiller

Sea Ice Scientist

2009

2022

Hajo Eicken

Glaciologist & Professor 

2010

2022

Dr. Craig George

Senior Wildlife Biologist (Bowhead Whales)

2009

2022

Dr. Amanda Grannas

Professor of Chemistry, Vice Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer at Villanova University, Villanova, PA

2009

2022

Anne Jensen

Physical scientist working for Environment Canada’s Air Quality Research Division

2009

2022

Paty Matrai

Biological Oceanographer

2010

2022

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Chris Polashenski

Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

2012

2023

Kerri Pratt

Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan

2012

2022

Glenn Sheehan

Executive Director, BASC

2009

2022

Paul Shepson

Analytical/Atmospheric Chemistry, Purdue University

2009

2022

Dr. Bill Simpson

Dr. Bill Simpson, an environmental chemist at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks

2009

2023

Matthew Sturm

Research Physical Scientist

2009

2022

Geoff York

Atmospheric Chemistry, Environment Canada 

2010

2022