Researchers say climate change threatens coffee production
(ORDO NEWS) — A group of Australian scientists believe that coffee production in various parts of the world is affected by negative factors associated with global climate change.
This conclusion was reached by experts from the State Association of Scientific and Applied Research (CSIRO), as well as the National Science Agency of Australia and the University of South Queensland.
Due to climate change from 1980 to 2020, natural disasters have become much more frequent in the top 12 coffee-growing regions, according to scientists.
“Since 1980, global coffee production has been at increased risk of crop failures that could affect multiple regions at the same time,” Doug Richardson, lead author of the study, said in a statement.
The scientist clarified that coffee trees are very vulnerable to climate change. Average annual temperature and rainfall “should be in the optimal range,” he added.
As previously reported, some researchers do not exclude that by 2050 the area of land suitable for growing coffee may be reduced by 50%.
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