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Ch-Ch-Changes: Climate Today and in Earth’s Past

February 4, 2021 7:00 pm
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Ch-Ch-Changes: Climate Today and in Earth’s Past

Oman image for climate talkJoin Tom Reershemius of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Speakers Bureau for a virtual talk on climate today and in Earth’s past. “Climate change isn’t a problem because the climate’s always changed.” It’s a common phrase to hear in arguments about human-caused climate change – but is it justified? We will delve into the record of climate through Earth’s history to find evidence for past changes, and ask what – if anything – is different this time.

About Tom Reershemius: “I’m a graduate researcher in Geochemistry at Yale University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. I study the relationship between the Earth’s climate, life, and chemical cycles through time. I use techniques including chemical analysis of ancient and modern rocks and sediments, and computer models. When I’m not in the lab, I’m often playing soccer, cooking, or birdwatching.”

This talk is brought to you by the Library and the Yale Peabody Speakers Bureau.Peabody wordmark

Registration is required.

Online registration for this program is now closed. Contact the reference desk at 203-453-8282 for waiting list information.