Global Warming Threatens Clyde!

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Seacowboys, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Report: Climate change will threaten beer production

    <cite class="author">By Caroline McCarthy, CNET</cite>

    We all know already that climate change will affect everything from food prices to cute baby polar bears.

    But now it's really hitting home, folks. A report from a researcher at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand suggests that rising temperatures may threaten beer.

    An Associated Press report details the findings from climate scientist Jim Salinger, who presented his research at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling's annual convention in Wellington, New Zealand. The grim results? Climate change may affect the production of malting barley, an ingredient crucial to the tasty beers we all know and love.

    If we aren't careful, the regions in Australia and New Zealand in which malting barley can grow could experience some tragic shrinkage. Salinger's study didn't extend beyond those two countries, but he did warn that "similar effects could be expected" across the globe.

    "It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up," the Associated Press article quoted Salinger as saying.

    One word: Noooooooooooo!
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    AHHHHHH Shit[boozingbuddies]
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Uh-oh. Not too sure I like the idea of re-cycling Coors, it is bad enough to start with.
  4. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    NOW I"m outraged!!!!
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    And with this silly insistence on burning food for fuel, even good 'corn licker' is in peril! [boozingbuddies]
  6. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Postal...I going postal. All I had were 6 Heinekens today and damn.....that sucks
  7. CraftyMofo

    CraftyMofo Monkey+++

    Am I the only Monkey that has prepped for this situation?
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  9. BuckBall

    BuckBall Woman Hater

    At least my ale is safe
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