Man Killed in Hyde Park, Four Others Hurt In Overnight Shootings Updated 2 hrs ago
One Dead, Four Hurt In Overnight Shootings
Henry Atkins, 39, was gunned down in an apartment building in 5200 block of South Harper Avenue in Hyde Park, police said. Atkins was one five people shot overnight Monday, police said.
CHICAGO — One man is dead and another four people were wounded in separate shootings overnight, police said.
About 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, two men were shot in an apartment building in the 5200 block of South Harper Avenue in Hyde Park.
The two men were standing in a hallway of the building when a third man walked up to them and opened fire, according to Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
One of the men was fatally shot in his chest, Greer said. The man was identified as Henry Atkins, 39, of the 1440 block of East 52nd Street, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The 22-year-old man who was standing with Atkins was shot in his left hand. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Greer said.
No one was in custody as of early Tuesday morning, and the motive for the shooting is still unclear, Greer said.
It's the second shooting to happen just blocks from President Barack Obama's Kenwood home on Greenwood Avenue in about a week. On April 22, 15-year-old Cornelius Germ
Having a difficult time understanding the difference between murder and GW, OLD MAN?
Published on Monday, April 29, 2013 by Common Dreams
Climate Collision Course: CO2 Levels About to Hit 400 PPM
In a first in human history, "it looks like the world is going to blow through the 400-ppm level without losing a beat."
- Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Concentrations of CO2 are nearing 400 ppm for the first time in human history. (Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography) The world is likely days away from a "sobering milestone" in our planetary history.
Concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide will likely reach 400 parts per million (ppm) for first time in human history, say scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and unless drastic action is taken, we're on track to hit 450 ppm in the near future.
"I wish it weren't true, but it looks like the world is going to blow through the 400-ppm level without losing a beat," said Scripps geochemist Ralph Keeling, whose father Charles David (Dave) Keeling began the "Keeling Curve" to track daily CO2 levels recorded at Mauna Loa Observatory.
The last time the greenhouse gases were at 400 ppm was likely the Pliocene epoch, between 3.2 million and 5 million years ago.
The current reading is at 399.72 ppm -- far past the 350 ppm level many, including noted climate scientist James Hansen, have warned is the upper safe limit before the planet hits a tipping point.
"At this pace we'll hit 450 ppm within a few decades," warned Keeling. Indeed, the rate of rise of CO2 over the past century is "unprecedented."
The figure should serve as a call to act on the deadly emissions caused by our fossil fuel addiction, the scientists say.
"The 400-ppm threshold is a sobering milestone, and should serve as a wake up call for all of us to support clean energy technology and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, before it's too late for our children and grandchildren," said Tim Lueker, an oceanographer and carbon cycle res