Due to global warming, a person’s appearance may change. This was stated by scientists from the University of Cambridge. They analyzed how the appearance of Homo sapiens has changed over the past million years, and made a prediction for the future, according to Sasapost.
Participants in the study collected about 300 Homo fossils from different eras and in different regions of the world. They then determined what climate each individual lived in.
Research has shown that human body size has changed several times in the past. This was directly related to temperature. In cold climates, people grew larger, in warm climates, they shrank.
Homo sapiens appeared about 300,000 years ago in Africa. But the genus Homo has been around for much longer and includes Neanderthals and other extinct related species such as Homo habilis and Homo erectus.
The main feature of the evolution of our kind is the tendency to increase the size of the body and brain. Modern man is 50% heavier than Homo habilis, and his brain is three times larger. But in the future, according to scientists, this trend may change.
Scientists have hypothesized that humans will increase the production of melanin, the pigment associated with the color of skin, hair and eyes. As there is more of it, people’s skin will become darker. In addition, some decrease in the size of the body and brain is likely.