Resilient bees brighten coffee’s climate-change outlook

Credit: Rodrigo Arangua/Getty ImagesIn a warmer world, your morning pick-me-up could get a lot harder to come by. A one-two punch of changes to climate and bee habitat could cut deeply into Latin America’s coffee production, reducing the amount of land suitable for growing the beans from nearly three-quarters to nearly 90 percent in the worst-case scenarios, according to a new report by an international consortium of researchers. “That has really big implications for the production of this incredibly important crop, the biodiversity of the lands where coffee grows, and the livelihoods of the people who depend on coffee,” said Taylor Ricketts, director of the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. “It’s a coupling of two changes that are going to add up to the big realized change for coffee.” Other studies have looked at the implications of climate change for coffee production. But this is the first to look at the potential effects of both higher temperatures and chan

Resilient bees brighten coffee’s climate-change outlook

There may be hope for coffee in a warming world after all, according to a new study that takes into account the adaptable nature of pollinating bees. Andrew Masterson reports. ...

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers evaluated the likely effects of warming temperatures and changing conditions of pollinator species on Latin American coffee production.

Credit: Rodrigo Arangua/Getty ImagesIn a warmer world, your morning pick-me-up could get a lot harder to come by. A one-two punch of changes to climate and bee habitat could ...

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Discovery News

Climate Change Is Threatening The Bees That Pollinate Coffee Plants

The best coffee grows in the mountains, where it is cool. It needs low temperatures to thrive, which is why growers often put shade trees in their fields. But the mountains are getting hotter. ...

Fri 15 Sep 17 from CleanTechnica

Study shows impact of global warming on coffee production

A recent study by the University of Vermont found global warming could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America by as much as 88 percent by 2050.

Mon 11 Sep 17 from UPI

Coffee and bees: New model of climate change effects

Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. But bee species diversity may save the day, even if many species in cool highland regions ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from ScienceDaily

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