Meet Two MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Climate Scientists We meet two scientists working on opposite sides of the world, both thinking creatively about rising sea levels and our changing oceans. Andrea Dutton, a geologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Stacy Jupiter, a marine biologist and Melanesia Director with the Wildlife Conservation Society, were awarded MacArthur Fellowships this fall. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter: @maddie_sofia. Or email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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With $625,000 Award, 'Genius' Scientists Make A Splash

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With $625,000 Award, 'Genius' Scientists Make A Splash

With $625,000 Award, 'Genius' Scientists Make A Splash

With $625,000 Award, 'Genius' Scientists Make A Splash

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We meet two scientists working on opposite sides of the world, both thinking creatively about rising sea levels and our changing oceans. Andrea Dutton, a geologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Stacy Jupiter, a marine biologist and Melanesia Director with the Wildlife Conservation Society, were awarded MacArthur Fellowships this fall.

Related NPR coverage:

"'Genius' Grant Goes To Marine Scientist Who Embraces Flash Mobs And Comic Books," by Vicky Hallett

"MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners Attest To 'Power Of Individual Creativity," by Colin Dwyer

"Why Sea Level Rise Varies Across the World," by Rebecca Hersher

Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia and reporter Emily Kwong @emilykwong1234. Or email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and edited by Viet Le. Editor's note: The MacArthur Foundation is among NPR's financial supporters.