Eunice Foote, the Original Climate Scientist
Celebrating a little-known woman climate scientist, Eunice Foote
Learn how Eunice Foote, a woman of science and supporter of women’s rights, conducted and published experiments on the sun’s warming of atmospheric gases in 1856, three years before the publications of John Tyndall, who is generally hailed as the original climate scientist. Based on her experiments, Foote discussed the possible link to climate variability, but has been overlooked by history. She is celebrated now in a belated obituary in the New York Times.