Gender Inequality

The female scientist who discovered the greenhouse effect never got the credit she deserved

A traditional Chinese pagoda stands atop a hill near chimneys of a coal-burning power station located on the outskirts of Beijing November 22, 2011. Economic problems in Europe and elsewhere should not get in the way of a new pact to reduce global warming and slash greenhouse gas emissions, China's top climate official said on Tuesday ahead of the latest round of negotiations beginning in South Africa next week where delegates from nearly 200 countries will meet for climate talks. With global carbon emissions rising by a record amount last year, rebounding on the heels of recession, the United Nations, the International Energy Agency and others say global pledges to curb emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are not enough to prevent the planet heating up beyond 2 degrees Celsius.   REUTERS/David Gray     (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

Eunice Foote's contribution to the discovery of the greenhouse effect is often overlooked. Image: REUTERS/David Gray

Akshat Rathi
Reporter, Quartz
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The cover of the 1956 issue of the American Journal of Arts and Science where Eunice Foote's work was finally published. Image: USCB
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