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    Trouble is brewing for the world’s beer drinkers, with climate change set to cause “dramatic” price spikes and supply shortages, according to new research.

    Extreme heatwaves and droughts will increasingly damage the global barley crop, meaning a common ingredient of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverage will become scarcer. Key brewing nations are forecast to be among the worst hit, including Belgium, the Czech Republic and Ireland.

    The researchers said that compared with life-threatening impacts of global warming such as the floods and storms faced by millions, a beer shortage may seem relatively unimportant. But they said it would affect the quality of life of many people.

    “There is little doubt that for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer availability and price will add insult to injury,” said Prof Dabo Guan at the University of East Anglia, one of the research team. “There is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer.

    “If you still want to still have a couple of pints of beer while you watch the football, then climate change [action] is the only way out. This is the key message.”

    Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages | Environment | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Trouble is brewing for the world’s beer drinkers, with climate change set to cause “dramatic” price spikes and supply shortages, according to new research.

    Extreme heatwaves and droughts will increasingly damage the global barley crop, meaning a common ingredient of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverage will become scarcer. Key brewing nations are forecast to be among the worst hit, including Belgium, the Czech Republic and Ireland.

    The researchers said that compared with life-threatening impacts of global warming such as the floods and storms faced by millions, a beer shortage may seem relatively unimportant. But they said it would affect the quality of life of many people.

    “There is little doubt that for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer availability and price will add insult to injury,” said Prof Dabo Guan at the University of East Anglia, one of the research team. “There is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer.

    “If you still want to still have a couple of pints of beer while you watch the football, then climate change [action] is the only way out. This is the key message.”

    Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages | Environment | The Guardian

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    Funny how Climate Change only ever makes everything more expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Trouble is brewing for the world’s beer drinkers, with climate change set to cause “dramatic” price spikes and supply shortages, according to new research.

    Extreme heatwaves and droughts will increasingly damage the global barley crop, meaning a common ingredient of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverage will become scarcer. Key brewing nations are forecast to be among the worst hit, including Belgium, the Czech Republic and Ireland.

    The researchers said that compared with life-threatening impacts of global warming such as the floods and storms faced by millions, a beer shortage may seem relatively unimportant. But they said it would affect the quality of life of many people.

    “There is little doubt that for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer availability and price will add insult to injury,” said Prof Dabo Guan at the University of East Anglia, one of the research team. “There is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer.

    “If you still want to still have a couple of pints of beer while you watch the football, then climate change [action] is the only way out. This is the key message.”

    Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages | Environment | The Guardian

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    If it's too hot for barley, won't it be just right for grapes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Trouble is brewing for the world’s beer drinkers, with climate change set to cause “dramatic” price spikes and supply shortages, according to new research.

    Extreme heatwaves and droughts will increasingly damage the global barley crop, meaning a common ingredient of the world’s favourite alcoholic beverage will become scarcer. Key brewing nations are forecast to be among the worst hit, including Belgium, the Czech Republic and Ireland.

    The researchers said that compared with life-threatening impacts of global warming such as the floods and storms faced by millions, a beer shortage may seem relatively unimportant. But they said it would affect the quality of life of many people.

    “There is little doubt that for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer availability and price will add insult to injury,” said Prof Dabo Guan at the University of East Anglia, one of the research team. “There is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer.

    “If you still want to still have a couple of pints of beer while you watch the football, then climate change [action] is the only way out. This is the key message.”

    Trouble brewing: climate change to cause 'dramatic' beer shortages | Environment | The Guardian

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    I thought we'd have no beer left due to Brexit? This must be fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    If it's too hot for barley, won't it be just right for grapes?
    Just like the grape growing area, the hop growing belt will move up a bit north, lots of empty space in the Russian and Canadian tundras

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    If it's too hot for barley, won't it be just right for grapes?

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