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Planet Getting Too Hot for Chocolate? Study Finds Climate Change Could Threaten Cocoa Farmers via @TreeHugger

Planet Getting Too Hot for Chocolate? Study Finds Climate Change Could Threaten Cocoa Farmers via @TreeHugger

Image: Siona Watson via flickr The world's cocoa supply could be in danger from climate change, according to a new study from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), which says that prices are likely to skyrocket if preventative measures aren't taken. The report predicts that the expected annual temperature increase of more than two degrees Celsius by 2050 will leave many cocoa-producing areas in West Africa—the source of more than half the world's chocolate—too hot to continue growing the crop. And the report says the decline could begin as soon as 2030. In the report, Predicting the Impact of Climate Change on the Cocoa-Growing Regions in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire [PDF], CIAT predicts that in warmer conditions, heat-sensitive cocoa trees will struggle to get enough water during the growing season. Drier-than-ever dry seasons won't help the trees, either. ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/planet-too-hot-ch...

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