Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas
- [The Atlantic Cities]
One group that�s been keeping a close eye on climate change is wine
growers. Since a 2006 study predicted global warming could fry over 80
percent of the US�s wine grapes, vintners have been planning new
heat-resistant varietals, adopting big-data-driven water saving techniques,
and mapping out what could become the new Napa Valleys of a warming world.
That last trend is the focus of a new study out today that examines how
shifting wine cultivation geography could have implications for endangered
species. Lee Hannah, an ecologist at Conservational International, used a
suite of global climate models to plot where ideal wine conditions will
migrate to as temperatures warm and precipitation patterns fluctuate.
�In a lot of these places, what�s there now is good wildlife habitat,�
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