You better appreciate your redhead friends guys, because they could be the last redheads around!
Apparently scientists are concerned that the increased sunlight in Scotland will have an effect on the red head gene in their population, as the gene is said to be a revolutionary response to their gloomy weather.
Dr. Alistair Moffat, who works at a genetic testing company called ScotlandsDNA said:
“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.”
Well, there goes future redhead conventions anyway. We’re devastated!