As if this job isn’t hard enough, climate change is going to wreck wine. We really can’t have nice things.
According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences’ online journal, more than half of the areas around the world suitable for growing grapes used for wine could become unsuitable for the purpose in 80 years due to climate change if global temperatures increase more than 3.6 degrees. While growers could mitigate damage by switching up what types of grapes they grow, some regions have traditions of growing certain varietals for hundreds of years.
(For those who don’t drink wine, this agricultural phenomenon is not limited to grapes. It just happens to be one that is near and dear to my heart.)