Eunice Foote to UC Santa Barbara
Many faculty and researchers at UCSB work on issues related to climate change. They include those working most purely in climate science itself to those applying climate science to understand the dynamics of -and threats to -natural and human systems. The eight faculty profiled here represent some of the woman at UCSB making fundamental contributions to climate science that reflect the spirit of Foote’s own contributions.
"Eunice Foote's story documents the under-appreciated fact that women have made fundamental contributions to climate science from before its conception as a field.”– Anna Trugman, Professor, UCSB Department of Geography
“Climate science remains a very male-dominated science even today, meaning that it has been hard to find examples of female role models. I teach the introductory climate/Earth system science course at the Bren School, and try to emphasize that we've understood the basics of the CO2 impact on climate for a LONG time.Having Eunice Foote's story to tell will give me the chance to make this point while also demonstrating how long women have been making important contributions to climate science.”– Samantha Stevenson, Assistant Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management