Climate change does not just threaten our planet, but it can also deprive us of our favorite foods and beverages.
The co-founder of the channel on “Youtube” ASAP Science Greg Brown said that as the weather becomes less predictable, it is increasingly difficult to conduct agriculture. The rise in global temperature also means that more and more pests and fungi are threatening plants. The end result of such metamorphosis is the low quality of food at a high price.
So, what foods and drinks can disappear forever from our tables?
Coffee yields are declining in Costa Rica, Ethiopia and India. The reason is temperature rise, drought and considerable precipitation. Because of unpredictable weather, farmers can not predict how coffee beans will grow. The most common type of coffee beans – Arabian coffee – can disappear by 2080.
Avocados, among other places, are grown in California. All last summer the staff suffered because of an incredible drought. Avocados are sensitive to weather and grow slowly, which makes them especially vulnerable to climate change. Australia, another avocado producer, also notes a reduction in yields.
Mangoes are sensitive to heat. If too hot, tender fruit simply burns. Almost half of the world’s mango harvest is grown by India. And this country is getting hotter because of climate change. Now there is less humid, which negatively affects the cultivation of mangoes.
Low temperature is important for this product at night. At this time, the tree freezes to thaw during the day. Then the trunk begins to drain the juice. But the winters become warmer, the process of producing juice is less predictable, and the syrup is getting less and less. Moreover, the maple syrup becomes less sweet. The fact is that the sugar content in the juice drops.
Fish & Chips
The fish that is used for this English dish is cold water. The ocean temperature rises, the fish migrates to the north, and therefore it is harder for British to get it. But in the warming waters around the British Isles, squid, sardines and anchovies are flocking. Maybe they’ll replace cod or haddock?
This plant is very sensitive. The moisture deficit in Ghana, where we get almost 50% of the world’s chocolate harvest, is harmful to cocoa beans. So, chocolate will be less, and it will be more expensive. Scientists predict that by 2050 the temperature will become too hot for the growth of cocoa beans in the main producing countries. And chocolate will be a rare and expensive delicacy.