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Latest edition: Against a Sea of Trouble

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Original tape date: September 15, 2014.

First aired: September 17, 2014.

Some recent studies on sea level rise have shown the polar ice sheets may be melting faster than previously expected. We look into the science with Jonathan Bamber, professor of physical geography who studies the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets at Bristol University in the United Kingdom.

But as impressive as the scientific advancements to study issues such as sea level rise are, a new study shows that positive views of scientific progress lead to lack of proactive behavior on protecting the environment. To discuss, Marijn Meijers, professor of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Amsterdam.

Back in New York, a hit blog post on MetroCard math shows how to avoid swiping futilely with inadequate amounts on your card. Ben Wellington, a visiting assistant professor in the City & Regional Planning program at Pratt Institute, is the man behind the data wiz website iQuantNY. He joins us on MetroCards, open data, food trucks and more.

Remember 5 Pointz, that heavily aerosol art painted building in Long Island City, Queens? The "graffiti mecca" will become condos - but one website shows that street art still flourishes in New York City. Lois Stavsky, editor of StreetArtNYC takes us behind the culture that has not disappeared, but evolved.

Guest List

Jonathan Bamber Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol

Marijn Meijers Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Lois Stavsky Editor, curator, StreetArtNYC

Ben Wellington Editor, Visiting Assistant Professor, iQuantNY, Pratt Institute

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