Climate change has led to longer and drier summers which has caused a 20% reduction in the output of European Hops – a crucial ingredient in the production of beer. Usually added before the boiling process to add bitterness, this article is sure to leave a bitter taste in the mouth of readers as you discover that climate change could result in poorer pint.
Oh, the humanity! Not even Greta Thunberg could make a more startling cry for the need to stop global warming. Someone call Greenpeace! Close down the petrol stations! I’m making my cardboard sign to march down Northumberland Street as we speak.
We talk about the dangers of Climate Change, of dooming future generations to unbreathable air and a lack of agricultural produce, but this – this is a horrifying prospect. As long as my heart still beats in my chest, I will do everything in my power to make sure my children and my children’s children and my children’s children’s children are not left with absolute trailer piss to drink. Imagine, dear lord, imagine.
With greenhouse gas emissions increasing temperatures, it is likely world temperatures will rise past the crucial 1.5 Celsius barrier by 2027. Only a few short years anyway.
I wonder, with us Brits known for our pub-going and beer-swigging ways, will this be the proverbial straw on the camel’s back? Will this lead to a change in the governments and corporations of the world, to go greener, more sustainable? How will the rich fat cuts of the world celebrate the destruction of our environment if they can’t even make a toast?
Only time will tell, but before then…I’m off to the pub.