Chocolate is the world’s favorite treat, but according to scientists, people around the world will have to satisfy their sweet tooth with something else in the coming decades.
Experts at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted that chocolate will go extinct by 2050.
Chocolate, which is made from cocao plants, mostly comes from West Africa. These plants thrive in rainforests, but as global warming threatens our future, cocao farms are in danger of closing down.
Some have suggested that these seeds can be moved into the mountains, to make up for the drier and hotter temperatures to come, but those areas are unsuitable for cultivation, and would disrupt the ecosystem.
But there may be a glimmer of hope in spite of all this…