Via The Daily Caller:
Global warming is a strange, inexorable force determined to take away our sandy beaches, our ski resorts, our air conditioning and everything good in life. That’s what well-paid people who fly around the world in huge jet airplanes keep threatening.
And, wouldn't you know it, now scientists are claiming that redheads may be wiped out from Scotland as the northern third of the island of Great Britain becomes sunnier as a result of climate change.
The theory goes that red hair is an evolutionary response among human beings to a lack of sunlight, explains the Daily Record, a Glasgow rag.
Red hair allows people who have it to obtain high levels of vitamin D from the sun in places where it doesn’t shine much.
“We think red hair in Scotland, Ireland and the north of England is adaptation to the climate,” said Alistair Moffat, who heads ScotlandsDNA, a genetic testing company. “We do not get enough sun and have to get all the vitamin D we can.”
Moffat added that fewer clouds and more sun would mean “fewer people carrying the gene,” according to the Daily Record.