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Eunice Newton Foote was an American scientist who lived during the 19th century and is best known for her work on the greenhouse effect. Her research involved filling glass cylinders with different gases and exposing them to sunlight, measuring the temperature inside each cylinder. She found that the cylinders containing carbon dioxide and water vapor heated up more than the cylinders containing other gases. Foote concluded that these gases acted like a "blanket" around the Earth, trapping heat and causing the planet to warm. Her research was groundbreaking, and although she faced barriers as a woman in science, she was able to make significant contributions to our understanding of the Earth's climate. Foote's legacy serves as a reminder of the importance of recognizing the contributions of underrepresented groups in science.
Eunice Newton Foote was an American scientist who lived during the 19th century. She is best known for her work on the greenhouse effect, a phenomenon that describes how certain gases in the Earth's atmosphere trap heat and warm the planet. Although her contributions to science were significant, Foote is often overlooked in the history of science, as she was a woman and lived during a time when women were not given the same opportunities as men.
Early Life and Education
Eunice Newton was born in 1819 in Guilderland, New York. She grew up on a farm and received her education in local schools. She later attended the Troy Female Seminary in New York, which was one of the best schools for women in the country at the time. At the seminary, she studied science, mathematics, and other subjects that were not typically taught to women.
In 1843, she married Elisha Foote, a lawyer and inventor. Together, they moved to Seneca Falls, New York, where they became involved in the abolitionist movement and other social causes.
In the mid-19th century, scientists were just beginning to understand the role that gases played in the Earth's atmosphere. Foote became interested in this topic and began conducting experiments to study the greenhouse effect. In 1856, she presented her findings at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which was held in Albany, New York.
Foote's experiment involved filling glass cylinders with different gases, including carbon dioxide and water vapor. She then exposed the cylinders to sunlight and measured the temperature inside each cylinder. She found that the cylinders containing carbon dioxide and water vapor heated up more than the cylinders containing other gases. Foote concluded that these gases acted like a "blanket" around the Earth, trapping heat and causing the planet to warm.
Foote's research was ground-breaking, as it was one of the first studies to show that gases in the atmosphere could affect the Earth's temperature. Her findings were later confirmed by other scientists, including John Tyndall, who is often credited with discovering the greenhouse effect.
Legacy and Recognition
Despite her ground-breaking research, Foote's contributions to science were largely forgotten for many years. This was in part due to the fact that she was a woman, and women were not always given credit for their scientific work during this time period.
It was not until the 21st century that Foote began to receive more recognition for her contributions to science. In 2010, her work was highlighted in a book called "The Discovery of Global Warming" by Spencer Weart. In 2018, she was featured in a Google Doodle, which celebrated her contributions to science.
Eunice Newton Foote was a pioneering scientist who made significant contributions to our understanding of the greenhouse effect. Despite facing barriers as a woman in science, she was able to conduct ground-breaking research that paved the way for future scientists to study the Earth's climate. Her legacy serves as a reminder that scientific progress is made by individuals from all backgrounds and that we must continue to support and recognize the contributions of underrepresented groups in science.
/ ˌɪn.trə.ˈdʌk.ʃn̩ /
/ ˈjuː.nɪs ˈnjuː.tən ˈfʊt wəz ən ə.ˈmer.ɪk.ən ˈsaɪən.tɪst ˈhuː lɪvd ˈdjʊər.ɪŋ ðə ˌnaɪn.ˈtiːnθ ˈsen.tʃə.ri / ʃi ɪz best nəʊn fə hə ˈwɜːk ɒn ðə ˈɡriːn.haʊs ɪ.ˈfekt / ə fɪ.ˈnɒ.mɪ.nən ðət dɪ.ˈskraɪbz ˈhaʊ ˈsɜːt.n̩ ˈɡæ.sɪz ɪn ði ˈɜːθs ˈæt.mə.sfɪə træp hiːt ənd wɔːm ðə ˈplæ.nɪt / ɔːl.ˈðəʊ hə ˌkɒn.trɪ.ˈbjuːʃ.n̩z tə ˈsaɪəns wə sɪɡ.ˈnɪ.fɪkənt / ˈfʊt ɪz ˈɒf.n̩ ˌəʊv.ə.ˈlʊkt ɪn ðə ˈhɪ.str̩i əv ˈsaɪəns / əz ʃi wəz ə ˈwʊ.mən ənd lɪvd ˈdjʊər.ɪŋ ə ˈtaɪm wen ˈwɪ.mɪn wə nɒt ɡɪv.n̩ ðə seɪm ˌɒ.pə.ˈtjuː.nɪ.tɪz əz men /
/ ˈɜː.li laɪf ənd ˌe.dʒʊˈk.eɪʃ.n̩ /
/ ˈjuː.nɪs ˈnjuː.tən wəz bɔːn ɪn wʌn ˈθaʊz.n̩d eɪt ˈhʌn.drəd ənd ˌnaɪn.ˈtiːn ɪn ˈɡɪl.də.lənd / njuː jɔːk / ʃi ɡruː ʌp ɒn ə fɑːm ənd rɪ.ˈsiːvd hər ˌe.dʒʊˈk.eɪʃ.n̩ ɪn ˈləʊk.l̩ skuːlz / ʃi ˈleɪ.tər ə.ˈten.dɪd ðə trɔɪ ˈfiː.meɪl ˈse.mɪ.nə.ri ɪn njuː jɔːk / wɪtʃ wəz wʌn əv ðə best skuːlz fə ˈwɪ.mɪn ɪn ðə ˈkʌntr.i ət ðə ˈtaɪm / ət ðə ˈse.mɪ.nə.ri / ʃi ˈstʌ.dɪd ˈsaɪəns / ˌmæ.θə.ˈmæ.tɪks / ənd ˈʌð.ə səb.ˈdʒekts ðət wə nɒt ˈtɪ.pɪk.l̩i tɔːt tə ˈwɪ.mɪn /
/ ɪn ˌeɪ.ˈtiːn ˈnaɪn.ti θriː / ʃi ˈmæ.rɪd ˈe.ˌlɪ.ʃə ˈfʊt / ə ˈlɔː.jər ənd ɪn.ˈven.tə / tə.ˈɡeð.ə / ˈðeɪ muːvd tə ˈse.nək.ə fɔːlz / njuː jɔːk / weə ˈðeɪ bɪˈk.eɪm ɪn.ˈvɒlvd ɪn ði ˌæ.bə.ˈlɪ.ʃə.nɪst ˈmuːv.mənt ənd ˈʌð.ə ˈsəʊʃ.l̩ ˈkɔː.zɪz /
/ ˌsaɪən.ˈtɪ.fɪk ˈwɜːk /
/ ɪn ðə mɪd ˌnaɪn.ˈtiːnθ ˈsen.tʃə.ri / ˈsaɪən.tɪsts wə dʒəst bɪ.ˈɡɪn.ɪŋ tu ˌʌn.də.ˈstænd ðə rəʊl ðət ˈɡæ.sɪz ˈpleɪd ɪn ði ˈɜːθs ˈæt.mə.sfɪə / ˈfʊt bɪˈk.eɪm ˈɪn.trə.stɪd ɪn ðɪs ˈtɒ.pɪk ənd bɪ.ˈɡæn kən.ˈdʌkt.ɪŋ ɪk.ˈspe.rɪ.mənts tə ˈstʌ.di ðə ˈɡriːn.haʊs ɪ.ˈfekt / ɪn ˌeɪ.ˈtiːn ˈfɪf.ti sɪks / ʃi prɪ.ˈzen.tɪd hə ˈfaɪn.dɪŋz ət ə ˈmiːt.ɪŋ əv ði ə.ˈmer.ɪk.ən ə.ˌsəʊ.ʃi.ˈeɪʃ.n̩ fə ði əd.ˈvɑːn.smənt əv ˈsaɪəns / wɪtʃ wəz held ɪn ˈɔːl.bə.ni / njuː jɔːk /
/ ˈfʊts ɪk.ˈspe.rɪ.mənt ɪn.ˈvɒlvd ˈfɪl.ɪŋ ˈɡlɑːs ˈsɪ.lɪn.dəz wɪð ˈdɪ.frənt ˈɡæ.sɪz / ɪn.ˈkluːd.ɪŋ ˈkɑː.bən daɪ.ˈɒk.saɪd ənd ˈwɔː.tə ˈveɪ.pə / ʃi ðen ɪk.ˈspəʊzd ðə ˈsɪ.lɪn.dəz tə ˈsʌn.laɪt ənd ˈme.ʒəd ðə ˈtem.prə.tʃər ɪn.ˈsaɪd iːtʃ ˈsɪ.lɪn.də / ʃi faʊnd ðət ðə ˈsɪ.lɪn.dəz kən.ˈteɪn.ɪŋ ˈkɑː.bən daɪ.ˈɒk.saɪd ənd ˈwɔː.tə ˈveɪ.pə ˈhiː.tɪd ʌp mɔː ðən ðə ˈsɪ.lɪn.dəz kən.ˈteɪn.ɪŋ ˈʌð.ə ˈɡæ.sɪz / ˈfʊt kən.ˈkluː.dɪd ðət ðiːz ˈɡæ.sɪz ˈæk.tɪd ˈlaɪk ə ˈblæŋkɪt ə.ˈraʊnd ði ɜːθ / ˈtræp.ɪŋ hiːt ənd ˈkɔːz.ɪŋ ðə ˈplæ.nɪt tə wɔːm /
/ ˈfʊts rɪ.ˈsɜːtʃ wəz ɡraʊnd ˈbreɪkɪŋ / əz ˈɪt wəz wʌn əv ðə ˈfɜːst ˈstʌ.dɪz tə ʃəʊ ðət ˈɡæ.sɪz ɪn ði ˈæt.mə.sfɪə kəd ə.ˈfekt ði ˈɜːθs ˈtem.prə.tʃə / hə ˈfaɪn.dɪŋz wə ˈleɪ.tə kən.ˈfɜːmd baɪ ˈʌð.ə ˈsaɪən.tɪsts / ɪn.ˈkluːd.ɪŋ dʒɒn ˈtɪn.dəl / ˈhuː ɪz ˈɒf.n̩ ˈkre.dɪ.tɪd wɪð dɪ.ˈskʌ.vər.ɪŋ ðə ˈɡriːn.haʊs ɪ.ˈfekt /
/ ˈle.ɡə.si ənd ˌrek.əɡ.ˈnɪʃ.n̩ /
/ dɪ.ˈspaɪt hə ɡraʊnd ˈbreɪkɪŋ rɪ.ˈsɜːtʃ / ˈfʊts ˌkɒn.trɪ.ˈbjuːʃ.n̩z tə ˈsaɪəns wə ˈlɑːdʒ.li fə.ˈɡɒt.n̩ fə ˈmen.i ˈjiəz / ðɪs wəz ɪn pɑːt djuː tə ðə fækt ðət ʃi wəz ə ˈwʊ.mən / ənd ˈwɪ.mɪn wə nɒt ˈɔːl.weɪz ɡɪv.n̩ ˈkre.dɪt fə ðeə ˌsaɪən.ˈtɪ.fɪk ˈwɜːk ˈdjʊər.ɪŋ ðɪs ˈtaɪm ˈpɪə.rɪəd /
/ ˈɪt wəz nɒt ʌn.ˈtɪl ðə ˈtwen.ti ˈfɜːst ˈsen.tʃə.ri ðət ˈfʊt bɪ.ˈɡæn tə rɪ.ˈsiːv mɔː ˌrek.əɡ.ˈnɪʃ.n̩ fə hə ˌkɒn.trɪ.ˈbjuːʃ.n̩z tə ˈsaɪəns / ɪn ˈtuː ˈθaʊz.n̩d ənd ten / hə ˈwɜːk wəz ˈhaɪ.laɪ.tɪd ɪn ə bʊk kɔːld ðə dɪ.ˈskʌ.və.ri əv ˈɡləʊb.l̩ ˈwɔːm.ɪŋ baɪ ˈspen.sə wɜːt / ɪn ˈtwen.ti ˌeɪ.ˈtiːn / ʃi wəz ˈfiː.tʃəd ɪn ə ˈɡuː.ɡəl ˈduːd.l̩ / wɪtʃ ˈse.lɪ.breɪ.tɪd hə ˌkɒn.trɪ.ˈbjuːʃ.n̩z tə ˈsaɪəns /
/ kən.ˈkluːʒ.n̩ /
/ ˈjuː.nɪs ˈnjuː.tən ˈfʊt wəz ə ˌpaɪə.ˈnɪər.ɪŋ ˈsaɪən.tɪst ˈhuː ˈmeɪd sɪɡ.ˈnɪ.fɪkənt ˌkɒn.trɪ.ˈbjuːʃ.n̩z tu ˈaʊər ˌʌn.də.ˈstænd.ɪŋ əv ðə ˈɡriːn.haʊs ɪ.ˈfekt / dɪ.ˈspaɪt ˈfeɪs.ɪŋ ˈbæ.riəz əz ə ˈwʊ.mən ɪn ˈsaɪəns / ʃi wəz ˈeɪb.l̩ tə kən.ˈdʌkt ɡraʊnd ˈbreɪkɪŋ rɪ.ˈsɜːtʃ ðət peɪvd ðə ˈweɪ fə ˈfjuː.tʃə ˈsaɪən.tɪsts tə ˈstʌ.di ði ˈɜːθs ˈklaɪ.mət / hə ˈle.ɡə.si sɜːvz əz ə rɪ.ˈmaɪn.də ðət ˌsaɪən.ˈtɪ.fɪk prə.ˈɡres ɪz ˈmeɪd baɪ ˌɪn.dɪ.ˈvɪ.dʒʊəlz frəm ɔːl ˈbæk.ɡraʊndz ənd ðət wi məst kən.ˈtɪ.njuː tə sə.ˈpɔːt ənd ˈrek.əɡ.naɪz ðə ˌkɒn.trɪ.ˈbjuːʃ.n̩z əv ən.dərˌ.re.prə.ˈzen.təd ɡruːps ɪn ˈsaɪəns /
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