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Evolution Heating Up

Things are definitely starting to heat up again, and global warming may speed up the pace of evolution in mammals. Will we get smarter in order to save ourselves?

In warmer climates, the cells that eventually develop into sperm and eggs divide more frequently. In BBC News, Victoria Gill quotes researcher Len Gillman as saying, "An increase in cell division provides more opportunities for mutations in the population over a given time. This increases the probability of advantageous mutations that are selected for within the species."

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