Climate change to impact beer: scientist
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.
Jim Salinger, a climate scientist at New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, said climate change likely will cause a decline in the production of malting barley in parts of New Zealand and Australia. Malting barley is a key ingredient of beer.
“It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Mr. Salinger told the Institute of Brewing and Distilling convention.
So the evil cabal is meeting at Global Warming Central, berating their Minister of Propaganda, "It isn’t working, Joe Sixpack just isn’t buying it!"
And thus was born a campaign to finally make the average Joe care about the planet
Seriously, beer prices are going up already. There’s a shortage of barley due to farmers planting corn for ethanol or other crops for biodiesel. Adding insult to injury there’s a world wide hops shortage.