Decreases in global beer supply due to extreme drought and heat

  title={Decreases in global beer supply due to extreme drought and heat},
  author={Wei Xie and Wei Xiong and Jie Pan and Tariq Ali and Qi Cui and Dabo Guan and Jing Meng and Nathaniel D. Mueller and Erda Lin and Steven J. Davis},
  journal={Nature Plants},
Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world by volume consumed, and yields of its main ingredient, barley, decline sharply in periods of extreme drought and heat. Although the frequency and severity of drought and heat extremes increase substantially in range of future climate scenarios by five Earth System Models, the vulnerability of beer supply to such extremes has never been assessed. We couple a process-based crop model (decision support system for agrotechnology transfer) and… Expand
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