Unseasonably warm weather in western Europe has delayed the production of a unique Belgian beer. Cantillon, one of the most renowned Belgian brewers, says climate change has been shortening the brewing season by a month compared to the 1950s.
The international contest "The Brussels Beer Challenge" featured 1,250 beers from 36 countries and 80 judges to sample the tipples on offer. The results:
Belgian beer culture was added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2016. It is now being celebrated at the 10th Beer Festival in Bruges.
Climate change could push up the price of beer. A key ingredient, hops, grows best in just a few places on earth. If hops are hit by storms, drought, flooding or temperature extremes, brewers could be in trouble.
Climate change is forcing farmers to adapt but not all have the means to find out how. One radio station in Nigeria is trying to help remote smallholders with its broadcasts teaching environmental farming techniques.
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