by Axios | 10.17.18
Beer prices around the world could double as climate change-related droughts and heat waves cut into production of barley, one of the key ingredients in beer and a particularly heat-sensitive crop, according to a new study in Nature Plants.
The big picture: One of the paper's authors, Steve Davis of the University of California, Irvine, told AP that, as a beer drinker, the study was "born of love and fear" and meant to provide a more concrete basis for the warnings of climate change. A UN report last week warned of dire consequences without "unprecedented" global action to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
NASA data released Monday showed that 2018 is likely to become Earth’s fourth-warmest year on record.
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Biggest laugh of the day. Hahahahaha
Now Corrupt, Unethical, Immoral Conservatives are making us really angry. The Conservatives willful negligence on environment and humanity is directly impacting innocent societies. A good craft ale is just one of them. Since the cost of living may double for some, looks like the minimum wage will have to go to $30/ hr. Conservatives and Republicans are also responsible for the contamination of our lakes and rivers and oceans. They are responsible for the toxic Lake Okeechobee in FL, The Red Tide in FL , the blue-green algae, and all of the loss of businesses and sickness that many visitors and residences are experiencing. Now they want the Federal taxpayers to pay $100’s of millions to create a new reservoir and maintain its operations without requiring the sugar farmers and other corporate polluters to clean up their own toxic pollution. Republicans motto: Privatize gains and socialize losses to the taxpayers.
A very flawed study. Actually, beer prices will double due to inflation. Correlation is not necessarily causality.
I firmly believe that climate change is largely due to natural cycles, consult with any historically knowledgeable scientists and they’ll tell you that the planet (relatively speaking) “just” came out of the last ice age. So it’s still warming up. Now, perhaps human industry has accelerated that process, but even if it has, it stands to reason that halting the process would be nearly impossible for today’s technology. We may be able to lessen our impact on the climate, and I’m all for that, but stopping a process that’s been going on for thousands of years isn’t something humanity is presently capable of.
That is not a bad thing since it will reduce the amount of alcoholism and alcohol related social ills.
Oh what will Kavanaugh do?
I think I speak for everyone when I say that if beer prices go up, you boys are gonna be in trouble!
What else is going up?
This might help reduce alcoholism
You're kidding! This strikes at the heart of all.
Continue to do nothing...less druck driving?
Someone should let Brett Kavanaugh know.
This should scare climate change deniers into action! Thankfully we finally found a way to reach Americans: beer prices!
We must combat climate change
99% of scientist are saying the environment is changing because of humans. When those of you gain the knowledge and degree credentials to defend your assertion that this climate change is “natural” then you can speak up. Time is running out - jobs can be created to protect the environment don’t be so myopic!!!
Where I live we have four seasons, so we have “climate change” four times per year. If my local brew pub is running low on beer, then the law of supply and demand kicks in, and prices will rise. I see this happening more during the hotter times known as “climate change”, which is also referred to as “global warming.”
Hahahaha nooo... it’s just like cigarettes, you raise the price, people still buy it. It is just a way to get more money off of people who are addicted.
I don’t like beer
What climate change is going to affect the future cost of beer! We need to control C02 in order to save beer and the planet!!!
I got a good laugh out of this. Now people are trying to force alleged manmade climate change in people by threatening their beverage of choice. It is junk...ummm...”science”. Maybe increasing the cost of beer will reduce underage drinking and alcoholism.