Eunice Newton Foote, the first woman to publish an article in a physics journal, laid the foundation for the discovery of the greenhouse effect with her paper on the heat of the sun’s rays. Her groundbreaking work, written over 150 years ago, established a direct link between carbon dioxide and climate warming, shaping modern climate science. Google honors her achievements on her 204th birthday with a Doodle. Google also highlights the efforts of six women who, inspired by Foote, are making significant contributions in understanding the impact of climate change. With support from Google.org, these innovative women are working to educate the public, develop solutions to mitigate climate change, and advocate for policies that protect our planet.
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