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Will Climate Change Make Redheads Extinct?

climate change could make redheads extinct

Man-made climate change could make people not see red — redheads that is — at least in Scotland.

Some scientists in Scotland have issued a red alert, as it were, that red hair among their countrymen and women could disappear if global warming makes the sky there less cloudy.

Reportedly, the body’s DNA has adapted to the lack of sunlight in Scotland where 13 percent of the population — most of whom are in the Edinburgh area — has red hair as opposed to only 1 to 2 percent in the rest of the world. “Experts believe that Scotland’s gloomy climate has led to a red hair emerging as a genetic adaptation to help exploit rare sunny days and boost vitamin D production,” London’s Daily Mail claimed.

As reported by the Daily Record of Scotland, Dr. Alistair Moffat of the ScotlandsDNA testing firm said that “We think red hair in Scotland, Ireland, and the north of England is adaptation to the climate. We do not get enough sun and have to get all the vitamin D we can. If it was to get less cloudy and there was more sun, there would be fewer people carrying the gene.”

Added another, unnamed, scientist, “I think the gene is slowly dying out. Climate change could see a decline in the number of people with red hair in Scotland.”

It is estimated that about 20 million people in the U.K. currently have red hair. In the worst-case scenario, however, it apparently could take centuries before the red hair pigment would die out assuming the gene in question was turned off by climate change.

According to the London Telegraph, “Both parents have to have one of the gene variants to produce red haired offspring, which means that generations of families can have no redheads before apparently producing a redheaded child ‘out of nowhere.'”

The alleged extinction of readheads is one of many dour claims made by the climate change movement.

Despite various pronouncements by many in the scientific, political, and news media domains, some climatologists are nonetheless pushing back against the man-made climate change agenda.

For example, Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore, who has become a vocal critic of the climate change movement, maintains that “The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the replication of observable events. It is based on just two things, the theoretical effect of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, predominantly carbon dioxide, and the predictions of computer models using those theoretical calculations. There is no scientific ‘proof’ at all.”

Do you accept non-sunny prediction that redheads might be wiped out by climate change in Scotland?

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7 Responses to “Will Climate Change Make Redheads Extinct?”

  1. Paul Merrifield

    Deny this!
    32 MORE years of science being "95%" certain that the end is near and "believers" being 100% certain the end is near is unsustainable and dooms climate blame "belief" to be a pure war crime of fear mongering in the history books. Note: Science IS however 100% certain the planet is not flat and smoking will cause cancer and evolution is proven but 95% sure Human CO2 "could" flatten the planet?
    And get up to date;
    *Occupywallstreet now does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by politicians.
    *Canada killed Y2Kyoto 2 years ago with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit).

  2. Chris Fellion

    More nonsense from the AGW crowd who never see a lie they cannot repeat on climate change. Red hair maybe dieing out but that is due to movement of people not climate change. The liars quoted in this story know that but everything is climate change to them, religious nuts, supported by the Al Gores who see billions in profits for themselves if the suckers bite

  3. Chris Fellion

    Paul, not certain what you are ranting about. Clarify.

  4. Chris Fellion

    Paul, not certain what you are ranting about. Clarify.

  5. Paul Merrifield

    Chris Fellion Science is 100% certain the planet is not flat but only 95% sure that Human CO2 "could" flatten it. That is the consensus "believers" use to fear monger their own kids with.

  6. Ivan Rudenko

    The “theory” of Global Warming is a theory of former punks, missed high school classes, apparently. Professional parasites, they never were interested in a real Science, always are trying to link the problem to big money, they would feast on. In whichever “rendition”, the “theory” jumps from one fundamental flaw into another: a) for decades, the atmospheric CO2 is falsely blamed for a “green house” effect. But the "green house effect" is a REFLECTION of the energy back onto ground. Reflection can occur only on the BORDER SECTION of the two environments. Since CO2 is mixed in the atmosphere, reflection cannot occur; b) in another false approach, the modeling of the atmosphere is provided on volumes of gasses, with no water present. However, in the real atmosphere, if the claimed "annual increase of the average temperature" of the environment would be true, then there must be a corresponding increase of the Average Atmospheric Pressure (due to corresponding increase of the water vapors in the atmosphere, namely: Humidity). Since there is no such increase of such pressure, the "theory" is false as well; c) apparently, trying to stay scientifically sound, the false “theory” switched to another cause: currently, CO2 is blamed for retaining the heat, as energy of infra-red waves. A fundamental flaw again: all objects in this Universe are "seeking" the low-energy state – a fundamental Law of Physics. All objects are susceptible to the forced on them energy, including heat. But, as soon, as external energy will disappear, accumulated energy will be emitted into outer space right away. So, no CO2 can retain the heat, except: serving as insulation.
    What is the problem, if any, then? Take a look at volcano Kilauea, on Hawaii. This one is flawing a river of hot volcanic lava into ocean for a century, unstoppable: since 1980th! Since water is heaviest at 4 degrees Celsius, heated water sunk into deep, will retain the heat for centuries to come! For this reason, the ocean becomes limited in its ability to dissipate of the "additional" heat from the Sun. Nature must do it, including all inhabitants.