Aspen Skiing Co.’s Aspen U Speaker Series returns with thorough look at climate history |

Aspen Skiing Co.’s Aspen U Speaker Series returns with thorough look at climate history

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Tyler Jones will speak at the Limelight Hotel on Thursday on climate history of Earth.
Tyler Jones/Courtesy Photo |

Aspen Skiing Co. is resuming its Aspen University Speaker Series on Thursday in Aspen with a presentation by a scientist who will take a thorough look at the Earth’s climate history.

Dr. Tyler Robert Jones travels the world collecting and studying glacial ice cores. He assembles climate change data that isn’t widely reported by major media, according to promotional material from Skico. Jones is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

His presentation will begin with the story of the Great Oxygen Catastrophe in Earth’s early history, followed by a climactic journey through time and a close look at the past 800,000 years of ice core data from Greenland and Antarctica.

“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,” the flier said.

“The Entire 4.5 Billion Year Climate History of Earth” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Limelight Hotel in the meeting room off the bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the free presentation. The event coincides with Limelight happy hour specials.

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