Today’s slideshow Doodle celebrates the 204th birthday of Eunice Newton Foote, an American scientist and advocate for women’s rights. Foote was the first person to find the greenhouse effect and its job in the warming of Earth’s climate. Click the present Doodle to explore the course of Foote’s scientific discovery!
On this date in 1819, Foote was born in Connecticut. She went to Troy Female Seminary, a school that required students to participate in chemistry labs and attend science lectures. Foote had a lifelong interest in science, but she also spent time campaigning for women’s rights. Foote attended Seneca Falls’ first Woman’s Rights Convention in 1848. She was the fifth signatory of the Statement of Opinions — a record that requested fairness for ladies in friendly and legal status.
Right now, women were generally evaded from scientific community. Resolute, Foote conducted experiments her own. In the wake of setting mercury thermometers in glass chambers, she found that the cylinder containing carbon dioxide experienced the main warming impact in the sun. Foote was eventually the main researcher to make the association between rising carbon dioxide levels and the warming of the atmosphere.
Her second study on atmospheric static electricity was published in the journal Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science following Foote’s initial publication of her findings. These were the initial two physical science concentrates on distributed by a lady in the US. A male scientist presented her findings at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in 1856. Those conversations prompted further tests which uncovered what is known as the Nursery impact — when gasses like carbon dioxide trap heat from the sun, the temperature of Earth’s atmosphere slowly rises.
Today, scientists all around the world are propelling climate science on account of the foundation that Foote laid.
Happy Birthday, Eunice Newton Foote!
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