Finally, a Reason to Worry About Climate Change: It Threatens Coffee

Posted March 18, 2015 at 6:00am

The Hill : “The morning coffee that so many depend on to get through the day is at risk due to climate change, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency warned Wednesday.”  

“The coffee plant is just one of the numerous staples that a change in climate could threaten if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, Gina McCarthy said.”  

“’Now, coffee’s a temperature-sensitive crop,’ McCarthy said Wednesday at a speech hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. ‘Climate change puts the world’s coffee-growing regions at risk.’”  

“Starbucks Coffee is among more than 200 companies that have endorsed the EPA’s proposed rule to slash carbon emissions from power plants. The companies argue that climate change threatens their operations.”