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    Default Most coffee species at risk of extinction due to climate change, scientists warn

    Belinda Smith & Nick Kilvert
    Jan. 17, 2019

    If you're one of Australia's 11-million-plus coffee drinkers, you probably started today with a cup of caffeinated liquid gold.
    Key points:

    • Climate change is already affecting production of the two coffee species we mostly drink
    • Of the 124 wild coffee species, at least 60 per cent are at risk of dying out
    • If coffee species diversity is lost, it will be harder to create hybrids resistant to extreme weather and pests

    Continue reading: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/...hange/10713870

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