by Jon Sanders
Director of the Center for Food, Power, and Life, Research Editor | John Locke Foundation
You know how “Chinese food” here is usually not authentic but mostly Americanized? Or how Kentucky Fried Chicken, wildly popular in China, is a finger-lickin’ fusion — e.g., “chicken with Sichuan spicy sauce and rice, egg soup, a ‘dragon twister’ (KFC’s take on a traditional Beijing duck wrap), all washed down with some soybean milk”?
The Dropkick Murphys, a Celtic punk band from Boston, got the “Spicy McHaggis” nickname of its bagpiper (and the name of one of its hits) after passing a McDonald’s restaurant in Scotland and dreaming up a Scottish take on the menu.
If the following news item is correct, then it would seem that Climate Fear Inc. is beginning to adopt its message culturally. It’s a necessity, given that the planet won’t obey their computer models and hasn’t for about two decades.
The Daily Record (U.K.) reports:
Redhead colouring allows people to get the maximum vitamin D from what little sun there is.
Only one to two per cent of the world’s population has red hair but in Scotland the figure is about 13 per cent, or 650,000 people.
However, the figure could fall dramatically – and even see redheads die out completely in a few centuries – if predictions that the country’s climate is set to become much sunnier are true.
Dr Alistair Moffat, boss of genetic testing company ScotlandsDNA, said: “We think red hair in Scotland, Ireland and the north of England is adaptation to the climate. We do not get enough sun and have to get all the vitamin D we can.
“If it was to get less cloudy and there was more sun, there would be fewer people carrying the gene.”
Another scientist, who asked not to be named because of the theoretical nature of the work, said: “I think the gene is slowly dying out. Climate change could see a decline in the number of people with red hair in Scotland.”
The key word, as usual, is “if.”