7 votes Seven species which have evolved at hyperspeed, because of us Posted October 19, 2020 by Kuromantis Tags: biology, evolution, rapid evolution, climate change, pollution, videos, scishow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKB1dyXsTGM Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Authors SciShow Duration 14:10 Published Dec 22 2019 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK Kuromantis (OP) October 24, 2020 Link A pretty interesting video on how some species have evolved much faster than they normally would have, because of human pollution. There's also this related video (Rapid evolution) that dives... A pretty interesting video on how some species have evolved much faster than they normally would have, because of human pollution. There's also this related video (Rapid evolution) that dives deeper into a few examples, which seem pretty legit. One of the reasons I chose this video instead of the other one is that this video also (indirectly) addresses a point which was in the back of my mind when watching these 2 videos on this phenomenon which was that if species can evolve in a few decades when pressed, where are the conservatives (maybe neoliberals/economically right socially left people since they're not appealing to people who deny evolution or climate change but don't want those things to stay in the way of the economy) using this to downplay climate change or even evolution itself with a soundbite like "if evolution is real then why don't the fish evolve to eat plastic" (or at least why we shouldnt believe it if/when they do) and the answer is that most of those changes still took a few dozen generations and a lot of species can't adapt like that.