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Climate Change Made Pumpkin Beer Happen Sooner This Year

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Yay climate change, I guess?

Btw I don't think the pumpkins in the photo would be useful for making beer. 

Today I learned that pumpkins grow in almost every state.

Which means there’s often a pretty good back-up supply. More than 1.4 billion pounds of pumpkins were harvested in the United States between 2012 and 2014. Though, with climate change, there are no guarantees that a once-robust crop will continue to thrive. Earlier springs and warmer summers may mean shorter pumpkin-growing seasons on-average, but increasingly volatile weather threatens destructive forces—like hurricanes and drought—that aren’t kind to pumpkins, or any other living thing for that matter.

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