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Coffee Plant will be Extinct by 2080
TEMPO Interactive, London:Enjoy every drop of your favorite coffee while you can. According to a study published in the scientific journal PLoS One, the Arabica coffee plant, found in nearly all coffee plantations, will become extinct before 2080.
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens researchers used a simulator to predict the impact of climate change on life on earth. In areas where major producers of coffee in the world are located, including East Africa, global warming tends to reduce the number of plants that can grow in an area.
The growth capacity of this type of coffee plant will be reduced by 65 to 100 percent. In other words, if the worst case scenario becomes a reality, there will be no place on earth for coffee to grow wild. Coffee plants will be extinct.
Researchers have also identified some of the most likely places that may be able to resist the adverse effects of climate change. They say that the Yayu coffee forests in Ethiopia may be a repository for the world’s coffee genetic resources.
The researchers did not specifically mention the type of climate change that would impact on cultivated coffee plants. However, it is common knowledge among coffee growers that whenever the climate grows warmer, the quality and the volume tend to decline.
Another study in 2010 claims that by 2050 farmers in Mexico and Central America will lose a third of the current coffee plants to the impact of climate change.
BBC | TRIP B