Happy International Women’s Day! This year we’re celebrating the work of some of the climate scientists we know, and some we’ve even had the pleasure to work with. Had you heard of all of these inspiring women and the things they’ve worked on?  

  • 1819-1888 Dr Eunice Newton Foote  

    The first scientist known to test the warming effect of sunlight on gases, and suggest that changing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would affect the earth’s temperature. 

  • 1907-1964 Rachel Carson  

    A marine biologist and environmentalist. Her book, Silent Spring, is argued to be the start of the modern environmental movement.

  • 1934 – present, Dame Jane Goodall (@Janegoodallinst)  

    Known for her research on the effects of climate change on endangered species and their habitats, she’s considered the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees! 

  • 1940 – 2011 Dr Wangari Maathai  

    She started and led the Green Belt Movement in 1977 to counter deforestation. Under her movement more than thirty million trees have been planted.  

  • 1972 – present Dr Katharine Hayhoe (@katharinehayhoe)  

    Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy in the US, she advocates for climate hope, helping people prepare for the effects of climate change, and is a published author of the book ‘Saving Us’.  

  • Dr Kimberly Miner (@dr.kimberleyrain)

    A Climate Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. She studies the effect of climate change in the arctic and has a Guiness World Record for measuring pollutants at the highest altitude. 

  • Libby Bowles (@treadlighterlib)

    A marine conservationist who spent years saving manta rays, and now works to educate others about plastic pollution in the oceans (and with us on #TreasureYourRiver).

  • Ellie Mackay (@ellieworldwide

    Founder & CEO of @ellipsis.earth, which uses machine learning to identify, map and track litter in the environment – we worked with them for our #NeatStreets campaign.

  • Ndoni Mcunu (@ndonimcunu)

    A PhD candidate researching the food and nutrition security of a future global population of 9 to10 billion with a special focus on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability.