Results of a new study published in a little known magazine may have beer drinkers shaking in their boots or tennis shoes.
The journal “Nature Plants” predicts an upswing in beer prices because of global warming.
The theory advanced by scientists quoted in the study is that droughts and warmer temperatures will result in a reduction of production of barley, the key ingredient in beer, by between 3 and 17 percent in the future.
Speculation is that it will mean a shortage of beer supplies, and a resulting increase in prices for beer.
Global warming advocates are sure to make as much hay as they can from this report.
We may not care about the reported melting of the polar ice caps, or the fate of polar bears, or the seals from rising global temperatures.
But when it’s beer costs we’re talking about, now THAT may be something different.
That’s the way I see it.