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News :: Education : Environment : Human Rights : Politics : Technology
wine industry Destroyed. food Security at Risk
29 Jul 2006
Global Warming spells disaster for much of the multibillion-dollar wine industry.

What next? Food Security at risk.
Areas suitable for growing premium wine grapes could be reduced by 50 percent - and possibly as much as 81 percent - by the end of this century, according to a study Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The paper indicates increasing weather problems for grapes in such areas as California's Napa and Sonoma valleys.

The main problem: An increase in the frequency of extremely hot days, according to Noah Diffenbaugh of the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at Purdue University.

Grapes used in premium wines need a consistent climate. When temperatures top about 95 degrees they have problems maintaining photosynthesis and the sugars in the grapes can break down, Diffenbaugh said in a telephone interview.

"The lion's share of the industry is in California, so it's a huge concern from a wine quality standpoint."
-James A. Kennedy, professor at Oregon State University

"We have very long-term studies of how this biological system (of vineyards) responds to climate," said Diffenbaugh, and that gives the researchers confidence in their projection. Diffenbaugh is a co-author of the paper.

Scientists and environmental experts have become increasingly alarmed in recent years by accumulating gasses such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a result of the burning of fossil fuels.

A panel of climate scientists convened by the National Academy of Sciences reported last month that the Earth is heating up and "human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming." The scientists said average global surface temperatures rose by about 1 degree in the 20th century. While that may not sound like much, many blame it for melting glaciers, weather changes - perhaps even more hurricanes - and threats of spreading diseases.

James A. Kennedy, a professor of food science and technology at Oregon State University, said he was shocked by the report on the potential effects on wine grapes.

"We're definitely, in the wine industry, starting to be concerned about global warming," said Kennedy, who was not part of the research team.

"The lion's share of the industry is in California, so it's a huge concern from a wine quality standpoint," he said. For people in the industry "this paper is going to be a bit of a shocker."

The research was supported by the National Science Foundation, National Center for Atmospheric Research and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Stop Climate Chaos
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TOURS of SOLAR HOMES and SOLAR BUILDINGS
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International- http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25168
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Workshops, Classes, Seminars and Online Training: renewable energy and sustainable tech
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Solar energy, solar heated homes - buildings
Solar heated swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
~~Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Economic Progress
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Advanced Recycling Technologies
saving Money and energy Intelligently
waste not, want not
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Making Biodiesel the Easy Way
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http://www.clean-air.org
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PEAK OIL and Permaculture
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Organic School Gardens
for improving Academic Performance and social development
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http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/homepage.html
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http://www.plants-for-people.org/eng/health/Plant_boost.htm
http://www.livingnutrition.com
http://www.journeytoforever.org/edu.html#garden
http://permacultureinternational.org/pceduforum/permacultureinschools.ht
http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com/book1.htm
http://www.plants-for-people.org/eng

Organic food for all.
Volunteers needed.
People and students from around the country are setting up Organic gardens to feed the poor and to give fresh nutritious Organic produce to food banks.
Please Grow a Row of fresh nutritious Organic food for your Local food banks.
Thank You for your help.
http://hawaii.indymedia.org/news/2006/06/5894.php
http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25075

Organic Gardening Technologies
http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/102980.php
http://adelaide.indymedia.org/newswire/display/12155/index.php
http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/50509.php
http://bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=25076

GERMAN Sustainable Technology
intelligent design
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Mercedez-Benz's SMART CAR
Why be Stupid?
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http://www.betterproductdesign.net/npi/products/smartcar.htm
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Keep Our Country strong like a rock.
Please support LOCAL Organic FAMILY farmers. Please use sustainable technology.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) - Food Security.
keeping our communities Safe from Peak Oil and other Disasters
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http://www.cuco.org.uk/index.php?page=3
http://www.localharvest.org/csa
http://www.localharvest.org/csa.jsp
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http://www.biodynamics.com/csa.html
http://www.csacenter.org
http://solutions.synearth.net/2004/02/04
http://www.seedinternational.com.au/CG%20article%201.html
http://uruguay.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/36067.php http://www.isec.org.uk
book: Farms of Tomorrow: Community Supported Farms; author: Trauger Groh http://www.greenpatchseeds.com.au/biodynamic.html
book: Rebirth of the Small Family Farm, authors: Bob and Bonnie Gregson http://www.acresusa.com
book: MetroFarm; author: Michael Olson http://www.growingedge.com/store

volunteering to work on organic farms
http://www.wwoof.org

Be a Real patriot. Please help disabled people, older people, poor people, widows and fatherless children grow their own Fresh nutritious Organic food.
Luke 10:29, Isaiah 1:17,19 Give thanks and praise to God.
http://www.victorygardens.net
http://www.carbon.org
http://www.foodrevolution.org/askjohn/43.htm
http://www.hhdra.org.uk
http://www.farmgarden.org.uk
http://goodgrub.org/kgp/free.html
http://www.moscowfoodcoop.com/books/wilson.html
http://www.communitygarden.org.au
http://www.leftfootorganics.org
http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa6.cfm
http://camphill.org/whatis.php
http://www.yesmagazine.com/article.asp?ID=576

Why Be Stupid
http://www.indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/38087/index.php
http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa6.cfm

Protect your business from the Oil Pirates and Robber Barons.
Stop the Bush Barbarians from ravishing your family and community's financial budgets.
Halt the incestuous relationship of sleazy politicians in bed with Big Oil.
Do not bend over and let Big Oil abuse you.
Bush (at) Enron-Bankruptcy.com
http://www.blackboxvoting.org
http://www.votergate.tv

book: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, author: John Perkins
http://www.johnperkins.org

No Child Left Behind
Isaiah 10:1,2
http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa6.cfm

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Please email this web page to your friends and to people who are concerned about our future and our Grandchildren’s future. Thank you.
See also:
http://www.yesmagazine.com/article.asp?ID=576
http://www.seedinternational.com.au

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