Climate Change Makes Better Wine

Good news on the climate front!

The doom and gloom surrounding global warming tends to offer a depressing picture of the future, but there may be a small glimmer of hope.

Scientists have discovered climate change may actually be making wine taste better.

They have found the conditions typically associated with high-quality wines have altered in recent years as temperatures have risen, resulting in consistently better vintages.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3507836/Is-climate-change-making-wine-taste-BETTER-Rising-temperatures-causing-early-harvests-high-quality-vintages.html

I usually laugh at these stories when they show the opposite. So I’m going to highlight 2 things.

CO2 is never mentioned in the story. Yet its easy to find research showing higher CO2 increases grape yields.

Their “temperature reconstruction” splices 100 years of thermometer data ¬†onto 300 years of tree ring data (which they claim tells you what the temperature and precipitation is).Thats pretty bogus “science”.