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Coffee producers ‘getting hammered’ by global climate change

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posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 11:04 AM

Coffee producers say they are getting hammered by global warming, with higher temperatures forcing growers to move to prized higher ground, putting the cash crop at risk.

"There is already evidence of important changes" said Nestor Osorio, head of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), which represents 77 countries that export or import the beans.

"In the last 25 years the temperature has risen half a degree in coffee producing countries, five times more than in the 25 years before," he said.

Sipped by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, coffee is one of the globe's most important commodities, and a major mainstay of exports for countries from Brazil to Indonesia.

But producers meeting in Guatemala this week are in a state of panic over the impact of warming on their livelihoods.

Damn, how much more can we take. The pinon flavored beans I buy are at $8usd a pound. If the price goes up, I guess I'll just have to pay it, because I love the stuff.

But this article does point to Global warming. Caused by man.....good question

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