People with red hair are usually stereotyped as having a feisty temper and a bold personality. This would likely make them candidates for a strong gene pool by natural selections standards. Yet experts are saying the opposite is happening.
The world overall has about 1-2% of the population with red hair. Scotland has the highest percentage at 13%.
Due to climate change and the rapidly increasing temperature across the British Isles area, the red hair gene could soon be extinct.
A lack of sunshine is thought to cause us to evolve over time which is what caused the red hair trait.
The CEO of BritainsDNA which does genetic analysis told the Daily Record: ‘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.
So is it a rumor or possibly true?
Some sources like the Oxford Hair Foundation state that all gingers will be gone within 100 years or by 2100.
Others like Soochin Cho, a Creighton University assistant professor specializing in evolutionary genomics, assured a redheaded Omaha World-Herald columnist. Laughing, the professor added: “Even if we don’t allow you to get married, it will still exist! It is essentially impossible to get rid of it!”