Frederick Law Olmsted dies, and scientists warn about the dangers of carbon dioxide.
Wed, Aug 28 2013 at 6:00 AM
Aug. 28, 1903:
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted
dies. Olmsted revolutionized landscape design with his work on New York’s Central Park, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and parks and neighborhoods in Atlanta, Boston and elsewhere. Olmsted spent his last years confined to MacLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., whose grounds he designed.
Aug. 28, 1981: The journal Science publishes a paper
by James Hansen and five other scientists warning that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will trap heat, melt polar ice and glaciers, raise sea levels, and open the ice-bound Northwest Passage.
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