Save our beer
Well, this should at least get my brother fully motivated to engage in climate change issues. And hopefully a lot of other people.
It seems it’s more than just our lives at stake here. Now it’s our beer.
Scientists in the Czech Republic have announced that the quality of Saaz hops – the variety used specifically to make pilsner lager – has been decreasing in recent years.
Like a lot of things related to climate change, it comes down the matter of disrupting a very delicate balance. These hops apparently rely on a precise acid ratio that is being affected by a warmer climate.
So now the question is, will this get people involved? Or will we need to lose our beloved wine as well?