Eunice Foote & The Oil Barons Cartoon
Cartoon about the history of climate science - The first panel shows the American scientist and inventor Eunice Newton Foote in her conservatory in 1856. Her experiment with a cylinder of air and a cylinder of carbon dioxide is in front of her - She observes “Hmm - this gas would give our earth a high temperature - Fortunately nature is in balance" - On the right we see an oil baron of the same era saying, “Hold my beer!” He is wheeling a dripping barrel labeled “Gigatons of Carbon” and behind him we see a gushing oil well - piles of coal- industrial smokestacks- and methane flaring - subtitle - 'More carbon dioxide = more heating' - Artist Chris Slane @SlaneCartoons - License CC BY-SA 4.0.
Author: Slane Cartoons Limited
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
File state: Final
Cartoon size: 9.3 Mpixels (26.6 MB uncompressed) - 3543x2629 pixels (11.8x8.7 in / 30.0x22.3 cm at 300 ppi)