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Aspen U Speaker Series
February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-6
THE ENTIRE 4.5 BILLION YEAR CLIMATE CHANGE HISTORY OF EARTH
Guest speaker Dr. Tyler Robert Jones travels the world collecting and studying glacial ice cores. Join us to see photos and videos from scientific expeditions and learn about climate change data seldom reported in the media.
The talk will begin with the story of the Great Oxygen Catastrophe in Earth’s early history, followed by a climatic journey through time, culminating with a close look at the last 800 thousand years of ice core data from Greenland and Antartica. The ice core records, in particular, are the most important records of temperature and greenhouse gases in Earth’s past, and show that the climate can change abruptly on human timescales. In addition, a number of Hollywood references will be convertly mentioned throughout the talk!