Climate change is affecting our lives in all the possible ways. Now the new victim of this climate change could maybe our favorite sweet chocolate. According to experts, Chocolates Will Extinct By 2040, in another 30 years and the reason behind the disappearance of Chocolate would be the climate change.
According to a study by experts, the cocoa trees from which chocolates are generally made, they need heavy rainfall for growth and due to warmer climates, they are not receiving heavy rainfall and preferable weather.
According to a report in Metro, an American body, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that even a small amount of temperature rise of 2.1 Celsius over the next 30 years could be dangerous to cocoa trees, as no amount of rain could compensate for this slightest rise in mercury.
According to Doug Hawkins, from London-based research firm Hardman Agribusiness told to reporters of Mail Online that, “Unlike other tree crops that have benefited from the development of modern, high yielding cultivars and crop management techniques to realize their genetic potential, more than 90 percent of the global cocoa crop is produced by smallholders on subsistence farms with unimproved planting material.”
He further added, “All the indicators are that we could be looking at a chocolate deficit of 100,000 tonnes a year in the next few years.”
This means the world could see the chocolate deficit in the next 20 odd years or it can be safely said that your chocolates will extinct soon.