Climate change in your favor?
May 27, 2012 11:45 AM Subscribe
Does climate change ever work in farmers favor? If one region becomes inhospitable for growing a crop due to climate change (like coffee in Peru), does it mean another part of the world may become perfect for growing that crop that was previously not?
posted by secretbenjamin to science & nature (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Not that global warming isn't a serious problem, but when I read articles about how coffee or chocolate production will be impossible in xx years because the climate of a certain region is changing, it makes me think that the climate in other regions must also be changing, and maybe in ten years you can grow coffee in an area that was previously impossible. Are there any examples of this, is there a name for it so I can find more information, etc? Whenever I read articles on the subject they are focused on either the plight of the farmers in a certain country or th plight of the corporations but not actually the global patterns in farming. Thanks !