New research suggests global warming could cause beer shortage

No barley no beer A beer brewer pulls malted barley from the mash tun at Wynwood Brewing Company in Miami Florida

Wei Xie, Wei Xiong, Jie Pan, Tariq Ali, Qi Cui, Dabo Guan, Jing Meng, Nathaniel D. Mueller, Erda Lin & Steven J. Davis.

"Increasingly research has begun to project the impacts of climate change on world food production, focusing on staple crops such as wheat, maize, soybean, and rice".

On Oct. 8, a United Nations report read nearly like a biblical warning: Climate change will cause heat waves, the sea level to rise, disease, and food and water shortages.

"Our results show that in the most severe climate events, the supply of beer could decline by about 16 percent in years when droughts and heat waves strike", Davis said.

The impact on beer prices could be gut-wrenching, the scientists have warned - and it'll be even worse in Ireland, with the price of a six pack shooting up £15. And the beer is only one example among many others.

The study further outlines how different regions of the world will be affected, determining that prices will go up the most in such wealthy, beer-loving countries as Belgium, Canada, Denmark and Poland.

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Less barley will mean beer shortages and price spikes.

"For perhaps many millennia, and still at present for many people, beer has been an important component of social gatherings and human celebration", the team said in their report.

Climate change has already taken a heavy toll on barley. Though he and his highly educated friends are fans of the brew, he believes beer is also a "working-class" drink. "We are seeing an increased level of vulnerability and some near escapes in some cases". Climate change "may not affect our bread", he said, "but it will affect our beer."The idea for the study came up at - where else? - a bar, Dr. Guan said". No, he said, sounding a bit like a preacher in a pub: "Climate change mitigation is the only way".

It's not just the little guys who are thinking of climate change. Consumption in the USA could decrease by between 1.08 billion and 3.48 billion liters. Floods and droughts - both are not good for farmers. "It's all about getting the right varieties, getting the right mix, and getting the right technology to our growers", Newman says from her office in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The crop is also very high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, she said. "If we see rainfall coming earlier, or if it rains in the wrong time of year, the barley can sprout and it wouldn't be used".

Steve Davis of the University of California, Irvine co-led the study that found this information, which was done partly to reiterate that global warming effects all sorts of aspects of life.

"Really, the countries who love beer will suffer a lot", he said.

An undated stock photo of a man drinking beer.

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