cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Climate has always changed, we should just adapt. Intl. J. Inact., 1:195–196
And it seems that’s exactly what mankind did in the past.
Analysis of DNA obtained from Neanderthal remains has revealed key differences from modern humans that suggest their bodies produced excess heat.
While in the cold climate of an ice age this would have provided the species with an advantage, as the earth warmed they would have been less able to cope. Ultimately this would have caused their extinction around 24,000 years ago.
Of course, if this theory’s true, the warming back then was obviously not man-made, and so there was only one way for homo neanderthalensis to go, which was to adapt — and “adapt” here means “go extinct and let another species take over”. This, of course, is a perfect demonstration of the power of the free market.
So, the species that took over homo neanderthalensis was homo sapiens sapiens — us. What species, then, may take over homo sapiens sapiens in the great game of adaptation? Who knows. 🙂
But don’t worry. Just adapt, my friends. Just adapt.