06 Jul '11, 5pm

Stock up on wine and bacon before climate change gets worse

Hippies have been fighting for awareness and action on global warming for a long time, but now yuppies and hipsters will have to join in. In the last week we've gotten news that bacon prices will soar and California wines will suffer due to inhospitable crop-growing conditions. It's one thing to live in a slowly crumbling world, but to live in it without bacon or wine? Now it's SERIOUS. Bacon: CNBC reports that bacon prices are set to soar this summer, prompting suggestions of a Strategic Bacon Reserve. It's a cascade of problems -- warming conditions (among other factors) mean shabby corn crops, which mean there's less to feed the pigs, which means the bacon supply suffers. You'll still be able to get felt plushies of bacon wearing mustaches on Etsy; we're not going to turn into savages . But it might be time to buy some Bacon Salt so you can keep making cute tweets about...

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