Every now and then something brings home what climate change could do to us: no chocolate!
Researchers in Colombia predict that the 1 degree rise in world temperatures expected by 2030 will hit small cocoa farmers in West Africa. particularly hard. Farmers in Ghana and Cote d-Ivoire produce half the world’s cocoa.
The 2 degree rise expected by 2050 will make it impossible for them to grow the plants at current elevations.
Now that’s something to worry about over the weekend, no?
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.