Climate change could raise coffee prices

8:14 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
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(CNN) - Climate change could send the coffee you drink to extinction, according to a new study from done by scientists in London and Ethiopia.

They say that Arabica coffee could be extinct by 2080.

The reason for this is that the coffee grown on most plantations comes from a limited genetic stock. They don't have the ability to adapt to a shifting climate, pests, or disease.

Experts say that could have a negative effect on the coffee industry.

They also say coffee prices are the highest they've been in 30 years because of a combination of high demand and poor harvests.


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