Saturday, March 27, 2010

Climate's Influence on Human Evolution


UA geoscience professor Andy Cohen is a co-author of a recent National Academy study that is drawing lots of scientific and public attention.    "Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution" that concludes "Climate and fossil records suggest that some events in human evolution -- such as the evolution of new species or migration out of Africa -- coincided with substantial changes in African and Eurasian climate. This raises the intriguing possibility that environmental factors affected or controlled our species' evolution."

Andy was interviewed on NPR last week and will be on a public panel discussion in Washington DC next Wednesday [right].

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