Sylvia G. Dee

Sylvia G. Dee

Sylvia Dee, an Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University, is a climate scientist who specializes in contextualizing future climate change with periods of Earth's past to understand mechanisms of Earth system feedbacks.


Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s – thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote | Sylvia G. Dee

By: - July 27, 2021

Long before the current political divide over climate change, and even before the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), an American scientist named Eunice Foote documented the underlying cause of today’s climate change crisis. The year was 1856. Foote’s brief scientific paper was the first to describe the extraordinary power of carbon dioxide gas to absorb heat […]