Coffee Bean Supply Threatened by Global Warming

John Muller discusses expert's analysis that coffee could become extinct.
3:00 | 11/11/12

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If you're drinking your morning coffee right now, we got potentially catastrophic news for you. That's right. Your morning cup of joe could become a thing of the past. Say it ain't so, john. You got it right, all of you coffee drinkers out there, I'm feeling your pain on this one. The coffee bean may be going to way of the dinosaur. Thank you. Reporter: From a simple cup of coffee to a frappucino, what opens eyes of americans on a daily basis. But a new study is dark with no sugar. It says climate change has the arabica plant headed for extinction. Right now, I'm addicted to coffee I need something that's going to give me that energy. Reporter: Scientists ran computer models on global warming, in 68 years, there would be nowhere on earth suitable for wild coffee growth. It could mean extension of beans grown on farms. Imagine it. A world without coffee. How would people everywhere conquer alarm clocks andve their commute to work? What would happen to juan valdez? Where would friends go to meet without coffee? Nearly 7 million tons of beans produced worldwide each year, it's the second most traded commodity behind oil. Over 80% americans drink it. Diet coke will still be around? Maybe some siynthetic thing to e it. Now, skeptics of global warming say it's temp's in a teapot. That's 68 years away. Anyone enjoying their coffee this morning, take heart, we'll be extinct before the coffee bean. Global warming is no joke. Coming up here -- holiday shopping season starting early for criminals. Surveillance video of thieves stealing stuff that people put

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