Eunice Foote (1819-1888) was a amateur scientist, inventor and a women’s rights activist.
Her discovery was that she determined that carbon dioxide warmed up the atmosphere in her home laboratory tests meant that with increasing industrialisation increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could affect the temperature of the world. Her experiments in her home laboratory were three years before John Tyndall who is recognised to be the first person to describe the “greenhouse effect”.
Eunice was also not allowed to present her findings because she was a woman.
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