A nice cold beer after a long day of life kicking you in the taint is one of our most treasured luxuries as Australians. Having that first mouthful hit the back of your throat and wash away any feelings of inadequacies is one of the most effective forms of self-care you can have.
But, what the fuck do we have left if beer gets taken away? Well, that’s the uncomfortable reality that we operate in nowadays, and it’s all thanks to that fucking nerd climate change.
Whatever your political affiliation, you’d be pretty fkn stupid to not at least acknowledge what thousands of scientists have said… or stepped outside and realised it’s preeeetty fuckin hot for autumn isn’t it.
A new study from the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia, and reported on by Business Insider, looked at a number of regions around the world to determine how climate change would affect barely yields.
I’m very, very sorry to tell you that the results aren’t looking great. It looks like barely crops are going to suffer and as such, we’ll experience a 16% drop in the world’s beer consumption.
To put into perspective how much grog that is, it’s a whopping 29 billion liters and the equivalent to the entire US’s consumption for the year.
One of the study’s authors Dabo Guan reckons us beer drinkers are certainly in for a tough time.
“It may be argued that consuming less beer isn’t itself disastrous, and may even have health benefits. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer availability and price will add insult to injury.
“We’re not writing this piece to encourage people to drink more today than they would tomorrow,” Guan said“What we’re saying is that … if people still want to have a pint of beer while they watch football, we have to do something about climate change.”
Better hop to it gang, because I am certainly not losing my frothies.
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