Among the many consequences of climate change is one we should all be afraid of: a chocolate shortage.
A new report says that rising temperatures could make many rain forests uninhabitable for cacao plants by the year 2050. That would force production into higher altitudes — and there’s less real estate higher up on mountains. It would also disrupt the ecology of those mountainous areas.
But there is hope: Researchers at the University of California are working on developing a sturdier cacao plant that could withstand drier climates.
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