Remember end of Coffee? Never mind .. Record Coffee Harvests Defy Another Climate Scare

Image: Brazil’s coffee growers face bleak future as world warms (dishonest alarmism!)

By Andrew Bolt

Another busted warming scare – that global warming would wipe out many coffee growers. In fact, that it was destroying crops already.

GWPF Climate Briefing: Roasting the Coffee Apocalypse

Concerns have been raised about climate change causing a “Coffee Apocalypse”. But there are many good reasons for being cautious about these predictions…

2007:

Global warming poses a threat to future world coffee crops with rising temperatures and drought likely to force some producers to seek higher and cooler land

2010:

Global warming projections as presented by IPCC will cause a strong decrease in the coffee production in Brazil.

2011:

Climate Change Takes Toll On Coffee Growers, Drinkers Too

Shifting temperatures and erratic rainfall are taking a toll on the lucrative coffee crop in Costa Rica. Yields are way down, part of the reason coffee drinkers here are paying more for their morning cup. Climate change is also posing a threat to companies like Starbucks…

Yields in Costa Rica have dropped dramatically in the last decade, with farmers and scientists blaming climate change for a significant portion of the troubles.

Academics said global warming was hurting already. From 2011:

The negative effects of climate change are already evident for many of the 25 million coffee farmers across the tropics and the 90 billion dollar (US) coffee industry…

The coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei), the most important pest of coffee worldwide, has already benefited from the temperature rise in East Africa… This erstwhile worse case scenario is already happening, as changes in the altitudinal range of H. hampei have recently been observed in … Uganda.

But now let’s check how more than a decade of warmist scares about coffee are working out:

Costa Rica has sold 102,139 bags during the first three months of the 2017/2018 harvesting season, up 19 percent versus the same period a year ago.

In Uganda, too, for all the scares of climate super-bugs destroying crops:

Latest statistics indicate that both volume and value of Uganda’s exports at the international market increased… Experts in the industry say, if this trend continues, the country’s campaign to reach the 20 million bags at least by 2025 will be achieved.

Same in Brazil and much of the rest of the world:

The benchmark arabica coffee futures contract has dropped around 9 percent in 2018 so far, … pressured by expectations for top grower Brazil to harvest a record crop and lift global supplies to a large surplus.

The scare got big headlines. Will the reassuring reality now get the same?

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