No barley shortage for the breweries and malters. The increasing atmospheric CO2 is causing a blooming of necessary carbon matter of the type needed to produce a good drop, as shown by recent trials:
Plant Growth Database (8 January 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Barley (Perez-Lopez et al., 2014)…
Some large increases can be seen at the link. Conclusion: more CO2 please.
Idso Brothers at CO2science have posted this too: Global Warming and World Food Security (29 December 2014)
Global warming – if it is ever to begin again following its current 18-year hiatus – may very well prove providential in terms of boosting crop yields and enhancing food security, which is a much more optimistic assessment than that presented by the IPCC…
Go and have a look.
Or, you may prefer saki, or rice wine.
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