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DON’T SAY GOODBYE TO REDHEADS YET


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don%E2%80%99t-say-goodbye-redheads-yetAmerican Spectator:

As everyone knows, the easiest way for a scientist to get his or her name in the paper these days is to make a prediction about global warming. Miami will be underwater, millions will die of starvation, giraffes will be roaming Nebraska — you name it, someone will print it. After all, how could President Obama be fulfilling the longtime dream of environmentalists of closing down the American economy and taking us back to a simpler time if we weren’t constantly imbued with the sense that we are living in the Last of Days and World Apocalypse is upon us?

 

Last week, however, this whole circus finally jumped the shark, at least by my reckoning, with the prediction of a Scottish scientist that global warming is going to drive redheads extinct.

 

“The red-headed gene is believed to be an evolutionary response that allows the body to absorb more vitamin D in gloomy weather, not unlike the conditions typically seen in Scotland,” reported The Weather Channel in one of numerous stories. “The new theory suggests that warming temperatures could put an end to that response, rendering all (natural) redheads extinct. ‘I think the reason for light skin and red hair is that we do not get enough sun and we have to get all the Vitamin D we can,’ Dr. Alastair Moffat, managing director of Scotland’sDNA, told the Daily Mail. ‘If the climate is changing and it is to become more cloudy or less cloudy then this will affect the gene.… if it was to get less cloudy and there was more sun, then yes, there would be fewer people carrying the gene.’”Scissors-32x32.png


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