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Red hair twaddle

REVISIT SERIES A post from July 2014 Each week I'm going to include a post from years ago that I feel is worth revisiting: I feel the strong urge to share with you what may be the worst piece of science-based reporting I've seen this year. It's from UK free newspaper Metro and it is titled  Red head? Climate change could make you and your ginger compatriots EXTINCT . (The usually respectable Independent also covered this 'story.') It may not be obvious now, but as the slightly younger picture of me above demonstrates, I am a member of this apparently endangered grouping. But what does the story say exactly? I will extract some of it's joyfulness, so you don't have to read it (though admittedly in the original you get a picture of Lily Cole rather than me). The suggestion is that due to climate change and the 'rapidly increasing temperature across the British Isles, the red hair gene could soon be a thing of the past.' And the way we are told
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