Global warming could mean the end of racial differences because climate change will cause massive migrations, said a leading scientist.
In just 125 years, there may be far fewer people with really dark skin or pale skin tones, according to Scott Solomon, a biologist at Rice University in Houston.
More and more people will have olive green and brown complexion, according to Dr. Solomon, who wrote a feature in depth for MACH.
As people become more physically similar to each other, it is increasingly likely that racism will become a thing of the past, he says.
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Global warming will mean the end of racial differences because climate change will trigger massive migrations, according to a scientist (stock image)
According to the UN's 2017 International Migration Report, there are now 258 million people living in a country other than the one they were born into.
This is a 49 percent increase since 2000.
By 2050, 143 million climatic migrants & # 39; will face an existential threat & # 39; and they will be displaced, the World Bank said in a report published earlier this year.
That includes 86 million in sub-Saharan Africa, 40 million in South Asia and 17 million in Latin America.
"These migrations will erode the geographic barriers that once separated human populations," said Dr. Solomon.
The wave of refugees fleeing from bad harvests, droughts and rising sea levels is expected to grow dramatically over the next three decades.
"One consequence of large-scale migrations is what biologists call gene flow, a type of evolution caused by the mixing of genes between populations," said Dr. Solomon.
For thousands of years, our ancestors developed different skin colors that generally resembled the intensity of the sun in different regions.
However, due to sunscreens and other vitamins, natural selection is less important in dictating the skin color of people.
For thousands of years, our ancestors developed different skin colors that generally resembled the intensity of the sun in different regions. However, due to sunscreens and other vitamins, natural selection is less important in dictating the skin color of people (stock)
Scientists at Columbia University examined asylum applications to the European Union from 2000 to 2014 to determine the impact of temperature increases. Keeping everything else constant, it is predicted that asylum applications by the end of the century will increase, on average, by 28%, some 98,000 additional asylum requests per year, according to the study.
The World Bank said that climate warming will likely cause an increase in refugee populations, displacing millions like these women who were displaced by the drought in Ethiopia in June 2017.
"Because skin color is controlled by many genes, parents whose skin color differs tend to have children with intermediate skin tones," said Dr. Solomon, author of "Human Futures: Within The science of our continuous evolution & # 39;
"And so, in five to 10 generations (from 125 to 250 years), we can see fewer people with dark or pale skin and more with a brown or olive complexion.
& # 39; Having both dark skin and light eyes can become more common & # 39;
In the United States, for example, the number of multiracial births has already increased from one percent in 1970 to 10 percent in 2013.
This is expected to increase in the future, and multiracial populations are expected to grow 174 percent in the next 40 years.
"As people around the world become physically more similar to each other, racism may slowly fade away," he said.
WHAT SHOULD THE EU DO TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM CLIMATE CHANGE?
In 2013, the Scientific Academic Advisory Council of European Academies (EASAC) published a report that analyzed the frequency of extreme weather events.
Since then, there has been a continuous increase in the frequency of these events.
To deal with adverse weather conditions, they made recommendations on how the EU can better protect its citizens from climate change.
The report states that in order to deal better with problems, it is necessary to understand them first.
To understand how global warming will affect the extremes of climate, it is necessary to study and model them.
2. heat waves
Throughout the European continent, heat waves can vary enormously and have very different impacts.
Understanding the nuances of these phenomena is key to dealing with the storm.
3. Flood defense and early warning
Good practices in flood preparedness and flood defense throughout Europe should be shared, including information on different responses to flood preparedness and flood warnings.
The report indicated that the agricultural sector as a whole needed to improve.
It must produce a vulnerability to extreme weather and possible measures to increase resilience.
5. Strengthen the knowledge of climate change
The research found it crucial that we see adaptation to climate change as a continuous process.
To do this, sustained observations, analysis and climate models on Earth are integral parts of a robust and flexible climate change adaptation strategy.
Affirms that the dissemination of knowledge, innovation and the construction of international relations is key.
6. Changes in policies
Before adaptation can be achieved, there are several barriers that include those that are physical, technical, psychological, financial, institutional and knowledge-based.