Terrible news for the human race: The experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are saying that by 2050 climate change will seriously imperil cacao plants -- aka, our chocolate supply. Granted, climate change will likely be bringing about a bunch of other horrors at that time, but losing chocolate is at least a 10 out of 10 on the bummer scale. However, a possible solution is being developed.
The problem is that Cacao is extremely picky and best grown in rainforests within 20 degrees of the equator. Areas roughly 300 to 850 feet above sea level in West Africa gives us around half of our chocolate. Come 2050, a year that shall surely live in infamy, growing conditions would require an elevation of 1,500 feet, where cultivation would be extremely difficult. Much of that area is also being used for wildlife preserves, so it can't be used for farming.