Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices

Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices

The world's beer drinkers will be drowning their sorrows after a study found that the price of a pint could double because of climate change.

But this may not be an option for all of us in the future, with supplies expected to drop and prices expected to surge, according to research published in Nature Plants.

Interested in Climate Change?

He added that "there is something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer".

In a collaboration that came about over drinks, an worldwide team of climate researchers has modelled the effects of climate change on barley and beer production. Less than 20 percent of the world's barley is made into beer.

"Current levels of fossil fuel consumption and Carbon dioxide pollution - business as usual - will result in this worst-case scenario, with more weather extremes negatively impacting the world's beer basket", said co-author Nathan Mueller.

Only 17 per cent of the globe's barley is actually used in brewing; most is harvested as feed for livestock.

Trump Says Warren Being 'slammed' over DNA Test
Warren responded with a tweet accusing Trump of racism, and clarifying the distinction between DNA and tribal citizenship. When asked about it Monday, Trump said he'd donate only if he " can test her personally ".

The study actually predicted that northern United States and China could actually see an increase in the amount of barley harvested - but the US may decide to "increase their exports to meet demand in other countries" instead of making more beer.

"While the effects on beer may seem modest in comparison to numerous other - some life-threatening - impacts of climate change", he added, "there is nonetheless something fundamental in the cross-cultural appreciation of beer". In the worst case, parts of the world where barley is grown - including the northern Great Plains, Canadian prairies, Europe, Australia and the Asian steppe - were projected to experience more frequent concurrent droughts and heat waves, causing declines in crop yields of 3 to 17 per cent.

"Although some attention has been paid to the potential impact of climate change on luxury crops such as wine and coffee, the impact on beer has not been carefully evaluated. This is the key message", said professor Dabo Guan of the University of East Anglia, another researcher on the team.

Whether the best- or worst-case scenario plays out, beer drinkers in Ireland, Canada, Poland and Italy will likely see prices increase the most, the study says.

The next step was to estimate how these "barley supply shocks" would affect the production and price of beer in each region. "That's comparable to all beer consumption in the U.S. Future climate and pricing conditions could put beer out of reach for hundreds of millions of people around the world".

In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall between 0.37 billion and 1.33 billion litres, while the price could as much as double.

Related Articles

  • Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria

    Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria

    Like Boko Haram , it wants to create a separate state in northeast Nigeria that adheres to a strict interpretation of Islamic law. Some 107 girls have since been released or found.
    Spain 3-2 England

    Spain 3-2 England

    The defending was not as impressive as the offense, however, and it almost caved all the way in by the second half. The ball circulation improved, we pressed better, pushed them back into their area.
    Almost  half of Edmontonians won’t get flu shot

    Almost half of Edmontonians won’t get flu shot

    Hillsborough County suffered the states only two flu or flu-like outbreaks during the first week of the season, the report said. The report noted that the child who died was unvaccinated, but the department did not specify where the death occurred.
  • Trump praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee at OH  campaign rally

    Trump praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee at OH campaign rally

    Theologian Rob Lee, a descendant of the Confederate general , said he was "disheartened" to hear Trump praise his ancestor. Grant in a series of clashes in Virginia in 1864-65 before finally surrendering what was left of his army in April 1865.
    Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh

    Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh

    Which leads me to wonder, how many others - those vowing not to visit Maine this year, or buy from L.L. Trump credited his own speech on Ford to Senate eventually confirming Kavanaugh .
    Spider-Man’s New Game+ Arriving Alongside a New Difficulty Mode

    Spider-Man’s New Game+ Arriving Alongside a New Difficulty Mode

    As detailed in the post, " The Heist " will bring with it the Scarlet Spider II , Spider-UK, and the Resilient suits. People have stolen from an art museum, and Spider-Man, Black Cat, and MJ get involved.
  • Fortnite V6.02 Adds Previously Teased Quad Launcher and Disco Domination

    Fortnite V6.02 Adds Previously Teased Quad Launcher and Disco Domination

    Drop rates have also been lowered for the common pistol, the rare semi-automatic sniper rifle, and the rare grenade launcher. The Quad Rocket Launcher can be found in Epic and Legendary variants, which deal a base damage of 80 and 84, respectively.
    Federer does family proud to battle into Shanghai quarters

    Federer does family proud to battle into Shanghai quarters

    Coric continued his nice run making his second career Masters semifinal behind a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Matthew Ebden. The first set went with serve, and some big serves at that, until Djokovic grabbed the break to go 4-2 up.
    Here's A Teeny-Tiny Smartphone To Help You Disconnect

    Here's A Teeny-Tiny Smartphone To Help You Disconnect

    The new phone is about the size of a credit card and is supposed to work in tandem with your existing regular-sized smartphone. Being that this is a companion phone that is meant to get rid of extraneous distractions, there is something called Life Mode.
  • Epic Games Officially Reveals Fortnite’s In-Game Tournaments

    Epic Games Officially Reveals Fortnite’s In-Game Tournaments

    Description: One week and three attempts to prove you're the saltiest that Salty Springs has to offer. Fortnite tournaments will support crossplay - in fact, you need to opt in to crossplay to participate.
    Scott McTominay to leave Manchester United on loan?

    Scott McTominay to leave Manchester United on loan?

    Celtic could be on high alert after it emerged that Manchester United are open to the idea of sending Scott McTominay on loan in January.
    Aaron Hernandez Was Molested & Had A Homosexual Relationship

    Aaron Hernandez Was Molested & Had A Homosexual Relationship

    One of Aaron's lawyers, George Leontire, also claimed that Aaron had told him of the sexual abuse as a child. Homophobic slurs were used "all the time in our house", Jonathan Hernandez told the Globe .