‘Climate Change’ Could Maybe Possibly Mean The End Of Coffee Beans Or Something

Today’s bit of Cult of Climastrology doomsaying


The world never looks quite as grim with a cup of coffee in hand. But coffee, like all agricultural products, could be thrown into upheaval by climate change, making an already terrifying situation even bleaker. And a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers a different perspective on the challenges that may block coffee fiends from a good cup of their necessary beverage.

When looking at the risks of climate change, two key factors have to be taken into account. The first is whether the species you’re worried about—coffee plants, in this case—can withstand temperature and precipitation changes to their habitat.

Newsweek even provides a helpful photo of Hillary Clinton drinking a cup of coffee. Probably to wash down the pills that keep her from collapsing like at the 9/11 observation in 2016.

The new study takes a different approach—it looks at the fate of bees, which pollinate coffee plants. When we think about bees, we tend to picture the basic honey bee, hive-dweller and agricultural superstar. But there are actually thousands of species of bees, which each fit into an ecosystem.

In addition to mapping how coffee-suitable habitat in Central and South America may shift with climate change, the scientists looked at how bee-suitable habitat may shift, then they combined those factors.

The coffee habitat predictions are grim: The scientists think good coffee ground in 2050 will span only a fifth to a quarter of current coffee-friendly habitat. That’s a more dire picture than global estimates have suggested.

And in 2050 we’ll find out that there are record coffee crops, because Warmist models and doomsaying have failed about 95% of the time. Eh. Warmists, if they’re still around, will probably tell us record crops are linked to ‘climate change’, as well.

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6 Responses to “‘Climate Change’ Could Maybe Possibly Mean The End Of Coffee Beans Or Something”

  1. safetyguy says:

    I sold coffee in the late 70’s. A minor freeze was used to quadruple the price of coffee beans. The price of a cup of coffee went from 10cents to 50cents. The coffee plants came back and the price of the bean also came back down but the cup of coffee stayed at 50cents. Right now I buy ground coffee at 4cents per cup and business sells it for $1 per cup. Except Starbucks who cons morons into $5 per cup.

    My prediction: price of ground coffee will not change but Starbucks will start charging $10 per cup.

    • I used to buy coffee on the way to work, but, then i realized that Starbucks isn’t very good, especially when I switched to decaf only (long story), and just bought a cheap machine for work.

  2. JGlanton says:

    “may shift with climate change”

  3. david7134 says:

    I don’t drink coffee so I really don’t care about the beans.

  4. Jeffery says:

    Although the authors did say:

    Our results suggest that coffee suitable areas will be reduced 73–88% by 2050

    Here’s the summary from the actual PNAS article:

    Coffee production supports the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers around the world, and bees provide coffee farms with pollination. Climate change will modify coffee and bee distributions, and thus coffee production. We modeled impacts for the largest coffee-growing region, Latin America, under global warming scenarios. Although we found reduced coffee suitability and bee species diversity for more than one-third of the future coffee-suitable areas, all future coffee-suitable areas will potentially host at least five bee species, indicating continued pollination services. Bee diversity also can be expected to offset farmers’ losses from reduced coffee suitability. In other areas, bee diversity losses offset increased coffee suitability. Our results highlight the need for responsive management strategies tailored to bee pollination, coffee suitability, and potential coupled effects.

    The actual scientists did not predict the end of coffee at all, but rather pointed out challenges associated with global warming.

  5. captainfish says:

    “But coffee, like all agricultural products, could be thrown into upheaval by climate change”

    so, it MIGHT affect all agricultural products, but we’re just going to pick on what MIGHT affect coffee growing in the future based on what MIGHT our computer models display based on what MIGHT we put in as variables.

    Why not just say hot dogs MIGHT become more scarce?

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