Cold Climate Human Evolution (recent)

Laura Kelly (
14 Feb 1995 04:35:06 GMT

Why do people to Northern Europe have lighter skin, lighter color eyes,
and lighter color hair. I can understand how people from warm climate
need to have dark skin, dark eyes etc., but I could not find out how
evolution would favor people with light features (as described above) in
cold climate.

Please understand this is strictly an academic question. The interest here
is to understand the evolution --not difference between races.

An answer from anyone will be greatly appreciated.