Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected

Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected
A coffee farmer picks fresh coffee cherries in Colombia. New climate research suggests Latin America faces major declines in coffee-growing regions, as well as bees, which help coffee to grow.

A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.

(Image credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT) /University of Vermont)