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Sobering insight on the real cost of inaction

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Forget Stern, forget Canada wide studies on the cost of inaction, forget debate over mitigation affordability, the real cost of inaction is …less beer,

The price of beer is likely to rise in coming decades because climate change will hamper the production of a key grain needed for the brew — especially in Australia, a scientist warned Tuesday.

“It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Mr. Salinger told the Institute of Brewing and Distilling convention.

(see here)

Eee Gads, BC would implode if the bud harvest suffered due to increased climate variability. Indeed, the economic and social impacts of US softwood lumber protectionism and the pine beetle would pale in comparison. Says BC harvester Brad Weed,

“Dude, this is bad”

Which perhaps explains why BC has been so active on climate policy.

Written by Dave Sawyer

April 8th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

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