Joseph Ortiz (Kent State University)
Thu. September 23rd, 2021, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Eunice Foote, CO2 atmospheric warming and climate – a once forgotten Climate Science Pioneer.
While James Tyndall is credited as discovering the Greenhouse effect, Eunice Newton Foote conducted experiments three years before Tyndall’s published work and was the first to experimentally demonstrate the warming potential of CO2 and water vapor, and to suggest linkages between these gases, atmospheric warming and climate change by inference to past warmer climates during Deep Time.
This talk will discuss the historical context of Eunice Newton Foote’s once lost work and her role in the beginnings of climate science.