Posted on May 13, 2013 by Damon
Carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth’s atmosphere did not top 400 parts per million as reported by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
“On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958. Independent measurements made by both NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been approaching this level during the past week. It marks an important milestone because Mauna Loa, as the oldest continuous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement station in the world, is the primary global benchmark site for monitoring the increase of this potent heat-trapping gas….
This is simply not true. Here is the revised data and you can see that on May 9th it did not go over 400 PPM:
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Posted on November 30, 2012 by Damon
The man who founded the Mauna Loa Observatory here on the Big Island has turned 100-years-old.
Dr. Robert Simpson in his earlier days
Many Texans have played prominent roles in science. Among them is Dr. Robert Simpson, a Corpus Christi native and graduate of Georgetown’s Southwestern University.
Simpson founded Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory, the world’s best known atmospheric monitoring station. He also served as first director of the National Hurricane Center.
Simpson recently celebrated his 100th birthday with a party at the home of his daughter Peggy Simpson and a formal reception at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. My wife Minnie and I attended both events, where we met family members and some of the scientists with whom Simpson worked over the years…
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Mims-A-famous-Texas-scientist-turns-100-4081906.php#ixzz2DkuclzOV
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Posted on March 27, 2009 by Damon
Human-produced carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing exponentially, and has been for at least the last 50 years, according to a new study.
Using measurements of atmospheric CO2 from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, David Hofmann of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo. and a team of researchers determined that humanity’s contribution of the greenhouse gas has been growing at a steady 2.3 percent since recording began in 1958. At that rate, CO2 doubles every 30 years…
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