Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Climate Change Drives Evolution

In a twofer for DaveScot, who plays Sargent Shultz to William Dembski's Col. Klink on the Uncommon Descent blog, the Boston Globe reports that global warming is already driving evolution.

"Rapid climate change is actually now driving the evolution of animals -- that is a dramatic event," says Christina M. Holzapfel, who, with her husband, William E. Bradshaw, has documented genetic changes in hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes at their University of Oregon lab in Eugene. The couple, both evolutionary geneticists, began collecting the mosquitoes at the bog here and in other New England locations more than 30 years ago while at Harvard University.


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