Correcting mistakes in the history of climate change | Did Edith Foote discover global warming?

This video is aimed at correcting mistakes in the history of climate change, found in a video by Youtuber Simon Clark. Aside from a few errors, Simon’s video is a remarkably compact, accessible, and informative overview of the field’s development.

The video made several claims about Eunice Foote, a nineteenth century scientist who made an important observation related to climate change, and in this section Simon made a few missteps. This is the first of two videos correcting historical errors in Simon’s video and providing additional commentary on the subject, covering these topics.

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