Record Coffee Harvests Defy Another Climate Scare
Record Coffee Harvests Debunk Another Climate Scare
By Andrew Bolt
Another busted warming scare – that global warming would wipe out many coffee growers. In fact, that it was destroying crops already.
Global warming poses a threat to future world coffee crops with rising temperatures and drought likely to force some producers to seek higher and cooler land
Global warming projections as presented by IPCC will cause a strong decrease in the coffee production in Brazil.
Climate change takes toll on coffee growers, drinkers too
Shifting temperatures and erratic rainfall are taking a toll on the lucrative coffee crop in Costa Rica. Yields are way down, part of the reason coffee drinkers here are paying more for their morning cup. Climate change is also posing a threat to companies like Starbucks…
Yields in Costa Rica have dropped dramatically in the last decade, with farmers and scientists blaming climate change for a significant portion of the troubles.
The negative effects of climate change are already evident for many of the 25 million coffee farmers across the tropics and the 90 billion dollar (US) coffee industry…
The coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei), the most important pest of coffee worldwide, has already benefited from the temperature rise in East Africa… This erstwhile worse case scenario is already happening, as changes in the altitudinal range of H. hampei have recently been observed in … Uganda.
Costa Rica has sold 102,139 bags during the first three months of the 2017/2018 harvesting season, up 19 percent versus the same period a year ago.
Latest statistics indicate that both volume and value of Uganda’s exports at the international market increased… Experts in the industry say, if this trend continues, the country’s campaign to reach the 20 million bags at least by 2025 will be achieved.
The benchmark arabica coffee futures contract has dropped around 9 percent in 2018 so far, … pressured by expectations for top grower Brazil to harvest a record crop and lift global supplies to a large surplus.
The scare got big headlines. Will the reassuring reality now get the same?