Chocolate lovers: climate change affects you!
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?