RED HEADS ARE in danger of going extinct due to the warming climate, if new reports are to be believed.
Red hair is thought to have developed due to the cloudy and wet weather in Scotland and Ireland as it allows carriers to absorb larger amounts of Vitamin D. The gene mutation results in red hair and pale skin which is more sensitive to light, so DNA in cells are more susceptible to damage and cancer. As a result, if temperatures rise, it might abolish the mutation with a new evolutionary response.
Only about 1-2% of the world’s population have ginger hair, but in Ireland 10% are ginger, with around 46% carrying the gene.
That’s a lot of ginger.