06 Mar '15, 10am

Love coffee, chocolate, or corn? Here’s how #climatechange might affect that.

Love coffee, chocolate, or corn? Here’s how #climatechange might affect that.

“Right,” Holden said. “No coffee. This is a terrible, terrible planet.” ― James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn These are lines out of a science-fiction novel, but you would be surprised to know that it could become reality one day if we don’t act to change climate change today. Climate change could seriously affect the foods we rely on, and many of these changes are already being felt in some parts of the world. Consider this: Agriculture, and consequently food supply, is highly vulnerable to changes in climate variability, seasonal shifts, and rainfall patterns caused by climate change. Experts predict that changes in temperature, rainfall and seasonal trends will impact production of staples and crops like corn, beans, cocoa, and even coffee, which require certain conditions for cultivation. In addition to affecting the livelihoods of billions of food producers around the world...

Full article: http://www.earthhour.org/blog/if-you-are-what-you-eat-so-...

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