Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies


In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050

Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the climate crisis intensifies, according to research.

Some of the world’s biggest tea-growing areas will be among the worst hit by extreme weather, and their yields are likely to be vastly reduced in the coming decades if climate breakdown continues at its current pace. Floods, droughts, heatwaves and storms are likely to have a severe impact on tea-growing areas around the world, according to a report from the charity Christian Aid.

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