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Global warming is expected to destroy up to 60% of Ethiopia’s coffee plantations

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Ethiopia could lose 40% to 60% of its coffee cultivation areas by the end of the century due to global warming.

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Though Ethiopia is only the ninth largest coffee exporter in the world, coffee generates its largest share of export revenue and employs millions.

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Coffee production per country from October 2016 to April 2017

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But warmer climates are expected to kill crops, make beans lose quality, and help spread lethal fungus diseases.

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Ethiopian growers could avoid that loss by moving crops to higher—and colder—areas.

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Warmer climate and changing rain patterns are expected to destroy half of coffee growing areas around the world by 2050.

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