Fear-Mongering ABC Hypes Latest Global Warming Disaster: The End of Coffee!

The alarmist journalists at Good Morning America on Sunday hyped a new report that fretted over whether global warming will spell the end of coffee. Reporter John Muller warned, “…The coffee bean may be going to way of the dinosaur. We’re talking about extinction if you believe this new study…” [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

Painting a dark picture, Muller worried, “Scientists from the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens ran computer models on global warming, finding that if their worst estimates come true, in 68 years, there would be nowhere on Earth suitable for wild coffee growth.” To compliment the fear-mongering, the journalist included on-the-street interviews with people offering concerns such as “I don’t think I could live if I didn’t have coffee.”

An article on CBSNews.com skipped any subtlety and went directly to scare tactics:

“Those of us who enjoy our morning cup of coffee, we may not always realize that future climate change due to extreme temperatures, increased precipitation, really could in some ways put that at risk,” [Todd Sanford, a climate scientist from the Union of Concerned Scientists] added.

Increased carbon emissions have been linked to global climate change. So for coffee lovers, the idea of waking up without their morning brew could be a wake-up call to lead a more eco-friendly life.

Read more at NewsBusters. By Scott Whitlock.

Photo credit: Fresh Conservative (Creative Commons)


  1. Elaine Connelly says:

    If the news media wants to be trusted, maybe they should just start reporting the news, instead of their opinions, based on flawed science. After all the media was complicit in helping to elect one of the worst presidents in the last 70 years. They showed their true colors and it was not impartial journalism, it was a love fest for Obozo.

  2. wrongheifer says:

    Get them whee they live…Starbucks!

  3. wrongheifer says:


  4. Scaremongering on parade! There IS NO GLOBAL WARMING! It doesn't take a climate expert to look back on weather records, but experts have already done it for us. As for coffee,even if the planet DOES warm up to the point where current coffee growing locations become too warm (which I seriously doubt), then coffee growers could simply move their operations farther north (if in the northern hemisphere), or farther south (if in the southern hemisphere), and find new areas where the climate was the same as the old climate. It won't ever become impossible to find suitable drowing areas. But even in EXTREME global warming, they could still grow coffee in Antarctica, or Nome, Alaska! God, don't Liberals ever THINK? Apparently NOT!

  5. Yes, CBS, "Increased carbon emissions have been linked to global climate change". The only thing that your statement does NOT explain is that the LINK is a RESULT! NOT A CAUSE! Your completely disingenuous position is specious at best.

  6. Do not watch ABC and CBS, DO watch Fox. you will be more informed, not lied to as the rest of the media does

  7. News you can't believe from people you don't trust!!!

  8. There are two kinds of coffee bean plants. Both were domesticated originally on the Arabian Peninsula. From there, they were and exported planted in different parts of the world. It's kind of warm and dry on the Arabian Peninsula.

    Another example of total idiocy from the mainsleaze media promoting hype rather than news.

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