If you’re a coffee drinker, you really need to care about climate change

Because climate change is such a vast problem with potentially catastrophic consequences, many people struggle to comprehend the threat we face.

So, to put it another way, let’s simplify things.

Because of climate change, you’ll have to spend more for coffee every day, maybe for the rest of your life.

It’s also possible that it won’t taste as wonderful.

Because of rising temperatures, excessive rainfall, and a larger frequency of severe droughts, U.S. customers should expect substantially more expensive and lower-quality coffee, according to Titus O. Awokuse, chairman of Michigan State University’s department of agricultural, food, and resource economics.

“Recent studies reveal that due to the detrimental effects of climate change, up to 60% of high-quality coffee species are at risk of extinction,” he informed me.

There. Have I gotten your attention yet?

Climate change isn’t just a concern for the environment. It’s a matter of consumer choice.

The price of food is increasing. This is due in part to supply and labour shortages caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.

It’s also a reflection of how the changing climate on our world is affecting crops, cattle, and other food supplies.

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