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Title: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: divito the truthist on April 09, 2008, 02:08:32 PM
http://www.news.com/8301-11128_3-9915316-54.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

<Enter whiners about no global warming>
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: cmdshft on April 09, 2008, 02:26:03 PM
Beer was shitty to begin with.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Mr. Ireland on April 09, 2008, 03:00:49 PM
Well, looks like they've found the jackpot for getting attention.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Saddam Hussein on April 09, 2008, 03:07:09 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Just kidding.  I'm not an alcoholic.  But I can't wait until Gayer and Chrissetti read this. ;)
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Dead Kangaroo on April 10, 2008, 05:17:08 AM
Beer is over rated.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on April 10, 2008, 12:05:16 PM
As long as it doesn't halt the vodka and cider production I'm fine
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 12, 2008, 11:08:28 PM
Something must be done.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: [][][] on April 12, 2008, 11:13:09 PM
I am not sure about New Zealand and all that, but I know here in the states grain prices are up because everyone hopped on the Ethanol wagon and converted other crop areas to corn farmland.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Loard Z on April 16, 2008, 08:33:26 AM
lol. Still plenty of beer here.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: EvilToothpaste on April 16, 2008, 11:13:31 PM
The price of Hops is what is increasing here in the states and in Europe, not so much grains.  Many home-brewery stores have shortages and are very stingy with their hops. 
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on April 17, 2008, 05:59:44 AM
Doesn't bother me. I can't drink beer made with barley anyway now I got noob disease.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Raist on April 17, 2008, 06:30:52 PM
I drink da malt likra. And alz uz crakaz can suck it. Iz gonna miz crackin open da fawties and laffin at you punk azes but it's cewl. Iz got the malt likra and da flat erf. I'm good.
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: beast on May 03, 2008, 09:14:07 PM
The price of Hops is what is increasing here in the states and in Europe, not so much grains.  Many home-brewery stores have shortages and are very stingy with their hops. 

Are you serious?  Grains are dramatically increasing in price around the world.  This is partly driven by the sudden rise in demand for corn for ethanol, which is competing with demand for corn as food.  This means that there is less food available, hence global rising food prices.  Beer is obviously made from grains, mainly barley, but grains are also largely a food staple.

Of course stories like this really indicate the level of inequality that is being exacerbated by climate change.  We're concerned with the price of beer while people in developing countries are concerned with getting enough food to live.

The terrible injustice of climate change is that food production in developed countries will probably increase while food production in developing countries is going to decrease.  This is despite the fact that developed countries contribute the largest amount of greenhouse gasses causing the problem (especially if you take into account the emissions in processing products in the developing world for developed countries) while the people who are going to suffer the most are the ones who contributed the least to the problem. 
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Saddam Hussein on May 04, 2008, 09:15:14 AM
Holy shit, beast is back!
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Beeper on May 04, 2008, 09:18:17 AM
Holy shit, beast is back!

YAAAAAAAAY!
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: Raist on May 04, 2008, 04:47:33 PM
The price of Hops is what is increasing here in the states and in Europe, not so much grains.  Many home-brewery stores have shortages and are very stingy with their hops. 

Are you serious?  Grains are dramatically increasing in price around the world.  This is partly driven by the sudden rise in demand for corn for ethanol, which is competing with demand for corn as food.  This means that there is less food available, hence global rising food prices.  Beer is obviously made from grains, mainly barley, but grains are also largely a food staple.

Of course stories like this really indicate the level of inequality that is being exacerbated by climate change.  We're concerned with the price of beer while people in developing countries are concerned with getting enough food to live.

The terrible injustice of climate change is that food production in developed countries will probably increase while food production in developing countries is going to decrease.  This is despite the fact that developed countries contribute the largest amount of greenhouse gasses causing the problem (especially if you take into account the emissions in processing products in the developing world for developed countries) while the people who are going to suffer the most are the ones who contributed the least to the problem. 
lol also if all farmland in america was converted to corn, it wouldn't be enough to power half of our cars. What's that tell you about the ethanol craze?
Title: Re: "Report: Climate change will threaten beer production"
Post by: EvilToothpaste on May 04, 2008, 05:44:20 PM
It's basically a tax-payer-funded subsidy for corn farmers.  Not to mention that corn has the LOWEST energy yield for any biofuel conversion in use.  Algae has more than 100-times the fuel production per acre than corn, in gallons.  Soy beans, rape seed, palm, coconut, peanut, switchgrass, and sunflower crops all have greater production in gal/acre than corn, also. 

As far as my Hops vs. Grains comment earlier, I only can say that the brewstore is stingy with hops and not with grain.  There actually is a shortage of hops, whereas grains are still plentiful yet expensive.