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Scientist warns climate change will impact beer production

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 01:29 PM
Climate change. Are we talking about the so called 'Global Warning'?


WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The price of beer is likely to rise in coming decades because climate change will hamper the production of a key grain needed for the brew - especially in Australia, a scientist warned Tuesday.

They go on to say that there will be NO pubs with beer or that the cost of beer will rise drastically.

What's going on here folks?


posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 01:33 PM
ru roh, I better tell my husband. He's not going to be happy at all to hear this.


posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 01:33 PM

Originally posted by TheDuckster
Climate change. Are we talking about the so called 'Global Warning'?

The terms are synonymous.

The fact is Global Warming will effect the cost of everything. There is no way around it. Either choose to take the costs now or be forced to take them later.

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 01:42 PM
my first impression is that this is an attempted wake up call to the apathetic homer simpsons of the world.

"hey, the earth is warming up"
"'s going to melt ice and raise sea levels."
"'s going to make BEER hard to get!"
"OMFG why didn't you say that in the first place?!"

i think i'm going to decide that my stance is this: we're helping to accelerate a natural warming trend. i don't think it's one or the other, i think it's both.

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 02:52 PM
I've plugged the title of my thread into other search venues, and came up with the same.

Another Source

There seems to be a global wide consensus regarding this topic.


posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:12 PM
Oh say it isn't so! Not my one true pleasure in life.
OK..must stockpile.
Time to clean the basement..must make room!

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:17 PM
"Last call before global warming"

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:29 PM

An extended worldwide shortage of hops has left smaller brewers unable to buy the important perennial flower that adds some of the bitterness and aroma to beer.

Surely (I hope) hops can be grown hydroponically. That means that if everyone in the nation foregoes full emersion bathing, millions of bathtubs could meet whatever shortfall that the brewing industry encounters.

A vigorous sponge bath is every bit as hygenic as a regular shower or bath and in the summer months streetside hydrants would be made available to die hards, locked in old ways, who insist on splashing as they bathe.

If we stay calm and organize, we can get through this.

[edit on 9-4-2008 by ipsedixit]

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 05:05 PM
ohhh nooo ..... im doing my part for a better world for our children's, i hope they get to taste beer

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 07:01 PM
First it was gas.
Then it was food.
Now it is beer.

They've gone too far!

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 07:05 PM
oh wow didn't see this one coming

will this be impacting the production of hard alcohol is well

i mean i love my beer and i would be pretty pissed if i couldn't drink beer anymore but if there was still hard alcohol i guess i could live with it

this is crazy though

i'm with AD on this

time to start stocking up!!!

nice post ducky

[edit on 9-4-2008 by Roland Deschain]

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 07:14 PM
This is the most critical mass thread we have. Delete all other threads and lets get to work turning the climate back. Red alert! sirens on. all able bodies to battle stations!

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by TheDuckster

Fortunately, fermentation preceded humans as a form of life. Therefore, since the planet according to the film Esoteric Agenda (according to ice core studies) was previously warmer for a lot of the last couple hundred thousand years, that means we'll be getting back to beer as God meant it to be.

Now we know why there was a 'hands-off' policy on eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge made the best alcohol.

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 09:24 AM
Dear God, man! I never thought we'd go down like this...not like this.

It reads like the back of a direct-to-video sci-fi/horror flick:

"It's last call for planet Earth as fields of barley and hops are razed world-wide by global warming in this post-apocalyptic visual effects extravaganza directed by Uwe Bole.

Spring Break just got a little hotter as six teenagers (Freddie Prinze Jr., Tara Reid, Mario Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Corey Haim, and Paris Hilton) hit the once beautiful South Padre Island in the midst of a massive global warming heat-wave that drives human coeds insane with violent beer-lust! After stumbling across a buried treasure ice chest full of cold brew, the teens must survive the rampage of the heat-maddened zombies, led by a mysteriously powerful oil-magnate turned dictator (Robert Downey Jr.). It’s flame-throwers fueled with tanning oil in this all-out action adventure as the teens struggle to keep the horde from cracking open a cold one…their skulls!”

I don’t think we really need to worry about beer becoming completely un-stocked on our shelves any time soon, but lately, anything any corporation can do to blame global warming or this fake oil shortage for a jump in prices for the sake of higher profits is going to do it, so yeah, it will become more expensive. But I don’t think people will stand by and let beer prices get as high as oil before they revolt. Once beer and alcohol are no longer available to the masses, then you will know we are in the apocalypse.

What we do need to worry about soon though…is Uwe Boll making more movies.

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 09:32 AM
I don't think this will go well with the downtowns 24 pubs and bars hehe, but the city where I am from lets say business is kinda of dying.

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 09:36 AM
I'm surprised they haven't mentioned anything about cannabis farms, i'm sure that would get some pretty rabid feedback.

edit; This just in;

Global Warming has been pointed to as the leading cause in the downward slope of criminal activity in ganglands across america and europe.

Health officials are said to be pleased about this, and that Global Warming is obviously doing Society a whole world of Good

[edit on 10-4-2008 by Throbber]

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 09:41 AM
reply to post by hypr2008

Mine too. Ever since they banned smoking in public establishments, local pubs have taken a 60%-80% hit in business.

As to the coming beer shortage, I'm not too shocked. There's already talk of rice/grain shortages happening, and prices are on the incline.

posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 02:24 PM
Now all we need is a few more respectable scientists to tell developed nations that global warming is endangering porn, fast food, fashion and entertainment industries and the Green Revolution will be unstoppable.

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