Save the Keeling Curve!
Posted: 10:13 AM EDT on March 11, 2014
Climate change's most iconic research project is in danger--a victim of budget cuts in an era of increased government belt-tightening. The Keeling Curve is a measurement of the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere made atop Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, begun in 1958 by Dr. Charles Keeling. It is the longest-running such measurement in the world. The curve was instrumental in showing how human emissions of carbon dioxide were steadily accumulating in Earth's atmosphere.
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An intense cold wave swept across the Midwest on this date in 1948. Record low temperatures for the month were recorded in Oberlin, Healy, and Quinter, Kan. as all of these towns recorded lows of -25 degrees. Kansas City, Mo. reported a low of -3 degrees to mark that city's latest yearly subzero reading on record.
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