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The coffee company's sustainability chief Jim Hanna says they've been pushing the Obama administration to deal with this problem with little result.

This article titled “Starbucks concerned world coffee supply is threatened by climate change” was written by Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, for on Thursday 13th October 2011 20.17 UTC

Forget about super-sizing into the trenta a few years from now: Starbucks is warning of a threat to world coffee supply because of climate change.

In a telephone interview with the Guardian, Jim Hanna, the company’s sustainability director, said its farmers were already seeing the effects of a changing climate, with severe hurricanes and more resistant bugs reducing crop yields.

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