Do I need to worry about THIS?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m as fearful of the next person of rising ocean levels, skin cancer, melting ice caps and the like. But I’m having a problem getting worried about Sonoma and Napa Valleys being too hot in 100 years to produce good wine. Let’s face it, unless I really cut back on some of my vices and medical technology leaps forward I’m not going to have to worry about Global Warming’s affect on North American wine regions.
The study being touted here suggests that global warming will increase the number of 95+ degree days during the year, thereby making those places currently growing premium grapes unsuitable for making premium wine. The winners, according to the study, are said to be the New Englanders where temperatures will still be suitable for grape growing.
I think I understand why those who are concerned with Global Warming shout so loudly. It’s because most people are like me. It’s so difficult to wrap your arms around a problem that is unlikely to really take hold in our lifetime that we tend to discount it. Since this is not a political blog, I think we’ll stop right there.