Skip to comments.Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected
Posted on 09/12/2017 8:00:57 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Pollinators such as bees play a key part of producing the beans that go into your morning cup of coffee.
In fact, they are responsible for about 20 to 25 percent of coffee production by increasing the plants' yield. Bees actually increase the quality of the beans by making their size more uniform.
But climate change is threatening both pollinators and the areas where coffee can grow. A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says it is the first to model the impact of climate change on both coffee and pollinators.
The researchers projected that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. That's significantly higher than previous estimates.
As the land suitable for growing coffee moves and shrinks, will pollinators "exacerbate this problem with coffee and climate change or soften the blow?"
Using computer models, they found that it was a bit of both. Most coffee growing areas are expected to see a reduction in the number of bee species though about 16 percent of the areas will see more diversity.
"There is a whole lot more at stake here than, is my nice espresso in New York going to get more expensive? Climate change is going to threaten this primary livelihood for millions of people in vulnerable communities all over the world."
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
Existing agricultural land can only shrink under Global Warming.
It is inconceivable that new agricultural land might open up due to Global Warming.
Because science is politics.
As though climate never changed before SUVs.
Why are we still paying for the NPR? We control all of government?????????????????
I might not have expected it? Yeah, and coming from NPR, I don’t believe it, either.
It's like we are living in the days of King George III.
NPR/PBS: Funded, PP: Funded, ACA: Funded, Dept of Ed: Funded, EPA: Funded
When do we get to defund this MSM abomination?
Yes. Lying scum.
I’ve just been telling these morons “OK let’s presume ‘climate change’ is real... What do we do to fix it?”
They are usually too stupid to think that far ahead, but some of them will say “Sign the Paris agreement”
I will try to get them to agree that if pollution is the cause, we can ALL agree to stop pollution,... so tell me how the Paris agreement stops pollution?
99% of them will say “Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”
After which I will say “I am 100% for stopping pollution, but the Paris Agreement does not do that- it just transfers huge amounts of money out of the USA”
Surprisingly this has worked AND gets them thinking about how they’ve been lied to. (step 1 in recovery is always recognizing the problem)
F***. Will these people ever stop the stupidity?
Using computer models...we demonstrated that bees, because of man made climate change, would morph into Godzilla and stomp all over the world.
Pay us money and we can save you from Godzilla morphing bees!
Yep. National People’s Radio strikes again!
Now that’s serious!!
How about, we’ll by able to grow coffee further north than before?
They don’t want to admit that warming would have winners as well as losers.
These losers never stop.
The entire thing is based on computer models, and the models are set up to tell teh researchers exactly what they want to be told.
The bloviating by NPR and the National Academy of Sciences could be a major cause of global warming. The hot air expelled by the bureaucrats and their enabling journalists might raise the temperature of the earth by 3.2 degrees as early as the year 2100, and may potentially lower the amount of ice at the polar caps by as much as 68.3 percent over the same time frame.
See? News is easy when you make things up wholesale and use lots of weasel words.
Can't fix stupid!
OMG!!! These idiots think that the climate has never been changing and that humans, or even other species, have never been changing their activities, or the locale of them, or their own locale, so as to adapt to changing conditions.
They want us to think that with all the knowledge and abilities humans have today, the multi-billion dollar coffee industry is going to sit on their hands, and do nothing, as conditions for their industry MIGHT change.
Sometimes I don’t know who are the bigger idiots - the original “man made global warming” so-called “scientists” or the herds of fellow travelers they created, which never question the original premises, but taking them like a religion go on to predict consequences.
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