29 Feb '12, 3am

How Climate Change can affect Human Evolution | Climate | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

How Climate Change can affect Human Evolution | Climate | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

Since the beginning of time the world's climate has been subject to change. Periods of intense heat followed by periods of intense cold that have had a profound effect on the lives and development of the planet's flora and fauna. For many years important events in human evolution have been attributed to climate change and as part of a recent study, scientists have been considering the precise impact that climate change has had on human evolution during the last few hundred thousand years. It is only as a result of recent research that data and methods have advanced to the point where scientists can begin to quantify the impact that these climatic changes have had on the adaptation and migration of the human species. There is now a good body of knowledge concerning climate changes that go back over the past 7 million years and there are a number of hypotheses regarding the ...

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