We are in the midst of a coffee shortage which is so severe that there’s a strong chance that our beloved beverage, that makes it easier to face a stressful workday, could become extinct in our lifetimes if global warming continues to worsen.
By 2050 it’s predicted that half of the world’s area deemed suitable for growing coffee will be lost.
They also have to contend with the aftermath of such disasters, with plants becoming infected with fungi, and contending with coffee berry borer and coffee leaf rust.
So it’s safe to say that global coffee chains are freaking the fuck out.
We have a cloud hovering over our head. It’s dramatically serious. Climate change can have a significant adverse effect in the short term. It’s no longer about the future; it’s the present.
It’s believed that unless the world can limit warming to the 1.5-2 degree Celsius rise, which was set as a goal at the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement, this terrifying prediction could become a reality.
Ultimately, this is a serious situation and one worth paying attention to now, before problems get much worse over the coming years.