Polar Roots

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Dr. Fred Roots, age 93, during a break in a board meeting of Students on Ice. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Dr. Fred Roots, age 93, during a break in a board meeting of Students on Ice. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Canada lost one of its greatest explorers and scientists last month. Dr. Fred Roots died at age 94.
 
Most of us have never heard of Dr. Roots. But we’ve all heard of his work. The B.C. geologist was one of the first scientists to confirm global warming.

In search of evidence

In 1949,...

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