Don’t sleep on soot » Yale Climate Connections

Written by on November 21, 2023

Somesh Roy was about 10 years old when he discovered a history book depicting ancient cave paintings. The images captivated him. Inside his home in West Bengal, India, which lacked electricity, he used candlelight to gawk at the pages after dark.

“I knew I was going to be a historian when I grew up,” Roy says, flashing a smile to acknowledge his unconventional path. “Of course, if you’re going to be a historian, you become an engineer.”

Working both in the lab and classroom at Marquette University in Milwaukee, the . . .

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