Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Climate change could cause beer prices to soar

Climate change could cause beer prices to soar - study Beer shortage looming?
Sandra Phillips | 16 October, 2018, 23:31

Prof Dabo Guan, who is a member of the research team at the University of East Anglia, said the projections of the study should serve as a call to action on climate change.

Results from the new study revealed potential average yield losses ranging from 3% to 17%, depending on the severity of the conditions, researchers said.

Interested in Climate Change?

"But there is definitely a cross-cultural appeal to beer, and not having a cool pint at the end of an increasingly common hot day just adds insult to injury".

On current trends, a crescendo of heatwaves and droughts will periodically cause sharp declines in barley yields, a crucial ingredient in most beer, according to a study published Monday.

Increasing bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key beer ingredient, in the future.

"The aim of the study is not to encourage people to drink more today", he said, according to CNN.

A study has shown that the price surge likely to be caused by climate change would have the worst impact in countries that drink the most beer.

Fortnite v6.10 patch introduced in-game tournaments - here’s how they work
The goal is to earn as many points as possible, which are awarded by eliminating players and getting high placements in matches. Fortnite's new in-game tournaments are free and open to everyone, offering players a chance to compete for "prizes and glory".

Garcia claims first title of 2018 to hit Pliskova's Finals hopes
But when serving at 5-3 with the set on her racket, Pliskova hit two backhand errors, and suddenly, it was 5-5. She saved a set point for Pliskova at 5-6 to go on to win the hour-long first set.

Modi urges oil suppliers to review payment terms to give rupee relief
PM Modi pointed oil consuming countries like India face economic challenges and resource crunch due to rising crude oil prices. The rupee has touched record low levels multiple times and lost over 15 per cent of its value against dollar this year.

Even in less severe extreme events, beer consumption drops by 4% and prices rise by 15%. According to the U.S. scientists' economic model, the price of a six-pack of beer could go up by an extra €17 in Ireland.

Beer is the most commonly imbibed alcoholic beverage in the world, and reductions in brewing would inevitably affect prices.

The study showed that the price surge was highest in countries that drink the most beer: It predicted that a 38 per cent fall in beer supply will lead to massive hikes in its price in Belgium, Canada, Denmark and Poland.

During the most severe climate events, the results indicate that global beer consumption would decline by 16%, or 29 billion litres - roughly equal to the total annual beer consumption in the USA - and that beer prices would on average double.

Co-author Dr Nathan Mueller, also from the University of California at Irvine, said: "Current levels of fossil fuel consumption and CO2 (carbon dioxide) pollution - business as usual - will result in this worst-case scenario, with more weather extremes negatively impacting the world's beer basket".

"That's comparable to all the beer consumption in the USA", he added, "Future climate and pricing conditions could put beer out of reach for hundreds of millions of people around the world".

In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall between 0.37 billion and 1.33 billion litres, while the price could as much as double. The U.S. wouldn't be far behind, with beer consumption projected to fall by an average of around 1.75 billion liters.

Beer production could plummet thanks to global warming.

Recommended

  • Ukrainian tennis player Yastremska wins WTA in Hongkong

    Ukrainian tennis player Yastremska wins WTA in Hongkong

    Top-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina is close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open but rain has disrupted her quarter-final match. Zhang will be favourite to win against 18-year-old Yastremska, now ranked 102.
    The Palm phone is a phone for your, er, phone

    The Palm phone is a phone for your, er, phone

    It comes with IP68 water and dust resistance rating, sports a crafted billet aluminium mid-frame, and has a dual-purpose speaker. When you turn Life Mode on by tapping a palm tree icon, it enables a set of Do Not Disturb and Low Battery settings.
    Le'Veon Bell not expected to report to Pittsburgh Steelers this week

    Le'Veon Bell not expected to report to Pittsburgh Steelers this week

    If you're breathlessly hoping for Le'Veon Bell to magically appear in a Steelers uniform - keep waiting. Bell could return any time between Monday and the following Monday, Oct. 22, according to sources.
  • Buhari speaks with Hauwa Liman’s father

    Buhari speaks with Hauwa Liman’s father

    She however did not disclose the demands, saying the negotiation was between the Federal Government and Boko Haram . When the news broke, ICRC spokeswoman Krista Armstrong said her organisation was praying that it turned out false.
    Trump says he 'didn't really make fun' of Ford at rally

    Trump says he 'didn't really make fun' of Ford at rally

    Christine Blasey Ford during an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night. She says the ritual will include effigies, coffin nails, graveyard dirt and spells.
    Mountain Biker Shot Dead by Hunter in French Alps

    Mountain Biker Shot Dead by Hunter in French Alps

    The hunter, who was taking part in a game shoot event with around 17 other people, was taken to hospital and treated for shock. One person has already died due to a hunting accident in Gironde, south-west France. "He now faces trial and prison".
  • Russia vows tough response to Ecumenical Patriachate over Ukraine

    Russia vows tough response to Ecumenical Patriachate over Ukraine

    He added that Constantinople's decision effectively creates a religious schism. It's an issue of Ukrainian national security.
    Trump calls Elizabeth Warren a ‘phony’ over DNA test

    Trump calls Elizabeth Warren a ‘phony’ over DNA test

    Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) is "extremely disappointed" to see her exaggerate her ancestry for political and professional purposes. While the results indicated Warren may indeed have some Native American heritage - anywhere from 1/64 to 1/1,024 - Rep.
    Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

    Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

    We won", he said. "In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the U.S. under Trump". I will say this: I don't want to give trillions and trillions of dollars.
  • Giants Fine Odell Beckham Jr After Comments in Interview with Lil Wayne

    Giants Fine Odell Beckham Jr After Comments in Interview with Lil Wayne

    Mara meanwhile said he was "embarrassed" by the team's second consecutive 1-5 start to the season. A wise man once said: you don't have to say everything that enters your mind.
    Pippa Middleton welcomes first child

    Pippa Middleton welcomes first child

    The birth comes one day after it was revealed Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were expecting their first chid. Pippa , who was wearing a long blue coat, white shoes and sunglasses, was smiling as she entered the £7,500-a-night unit.
    Trump says 'rogue killers' could be behind Khashoggi disappearance

    Trump says 'rogue killers' could be behind Khashoggi disappearance

    Concerns appeared to spread Monday to Japan's SoftBank, which has invested tens of billions of dollars of Saudi government funds. CNN reporters saw Turkish investigators, including forensics officers, entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Monday evening.

Insomniac Details Spider-Man PS4 The Heist DLC Ahead of Launch Insomniac Details Spider-Man PS4 The Heist DLC Ahead of Launch First Man opened with high expectations, reuniting Chazelle with Ryan Gosling, his star from popular musical La La Land . A Star Is Born , the third remake of a 1937 film by the same name, marks the directing debut of actor Bradley Cooper.

Melania Trump explained why she wore that insensitive jacket Melania Trump explained why she wore that insensitive jacket During West's visit to the White House last week, he expressed support for the president in a weird , 20-minute rant in the Oval Office.

Ramos wants Spain to believe in Luis Enrique's team Ramos wants Spain to believe in Luis Enrique's team Spain fought back in the second-half but succumbed to a defeat despite goals from Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos . Of the starting players, only Kieran Trippier was over 25.

NBC Forced to Issue Correction on Trump's 'Robert E. Lee' Comments NBC Forced to Issue Correction on Trump's 'Robert E. Lee' Comments An attached video clip lacked the full context for Trump's remark", NBC News' admission of guilt stated this afternoon. NBC News clipped a video from Trump's speech to contain only the part where he talked about Lee's military prowess.

Adobe shows off ‘real’ Photoshop on iPad Adobe shows off ‘real’ Photoshop on iPad All Creative Cloud plans should include Adobe Fonts as of today October 15th, including single-app plans and the Photography Plan. Spark Post for Android, previously available as a public beta , is now available as a 1.0 app via the Google Play store.

Crawford knocks Benavidez to canvas late in last round Crawford knocks Benavidez to canvas late in last round Benavidez Jr. stood up and beat the count, and the official allowed the fight to continue. Benavidez on the ropes, the referee called a halt with 18 seconds of the fight to go.

Unai Emery lines-up Ghanaian worldwide as Ramsey replacement Unai Emery lines-up Ghanaian worldwide  as Ramsey replacement Ramsey's contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season and the club are not prepared to offer him a new deal. Man United are one of a number of Premier League rivals of Arsenal's that have already been linked with Ramsey.

Florida's first flu death of the season is a child Florida's first flu death of the season is a child Despite the delay, the Health Department said the spray will arrive in enough time to protect people from the flu. In the first week of the flu season, the state had only two flu or flu-like outbreaks.

Sanath Jayasuriya stresses his ‘integrity and transparency’ in response to ICC charges Sanath Jayasuriya stresses his ‘integrity and transparency’ in response to ICC charges England are now in Sri Lanka competing in a five-match ODI series and Hussain emphasised the enormity of a player of Jayasuriya's stature being charged.

Aaron Hernandez's 'sexual relationship' with teammate comes to light Aaron Hernandez's 'sexual relationship' with teammate comes to light The piece also reported that both Hernandez boys were beaten by their father, Dennis Hernandez , in Bristol, Conn. Jonathan Hernandez also said that their father beat them regularly when they did not live up to his standards.

Huawei’s latest Porsche Design collab is a fancy Mate 20 Pro Huawei’s latest Porsche Design collab is a fancy Mate 20 Pro Though, both phones have expansion potential (via microSD in the case of the Note 9 and nano memory card for the Mate 20 Pro ). According to previous reports, both the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will sport an L-shaped triple camera setup on the back.

Netizens Poke Fun at 'Cringy' Fantasy Painting of Trump With GOP Presidents Netizens Poke Fun at 'Cringy' Fantasy Painting of Trump With GOP Presidents Thomas said he "didn't want to have it all men, just because it begins to look like a good old boys club". Ronald Reagan , Gerald Ford , Teddy Roosevelt , and both Bushes are also laughing and drinking.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane sustains injury while on worldwide duty Liverpool star Sadio Mane sustains injury while on worldwide  duty Van Dijk's rib injury was first discussed after he was forced off early in Liverpool's 3-0 win over Southampton on September 22. Since the Southampton game, he has featured against Chelsea, Napoli and Manchester City .

Shaw, Pant shine as India eye big lead against Windies Shaw, Pant shine as India eye big lead against Windies Jason Holder became the first pacer to make a 50-plus score and take a 5-for against India in India after nearly 35 years. Ajinkya Rahane (80) fell to Holder early in the morning session after adding just five runs to his overnight score.

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $345 million Powerball Jackpot Reaches $345 million Since there was no overall victor in Saturday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot has risen to $ 345 million . You can cash out Powerball's $ 345 million jackpot for $199 million.