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7 unlikely things global warming could take away

By: Shea Gunther on Dec. 16, 2009, 8:35 a.m.
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Life without ... wine

Affordable quality wine could be a thing of the past in a few decades if projections made by some scientists are accurate and growing regions perfectly suited for growing wine grapes shift north due to warming temperatures. Small changes can make big differences in wine grapes and vineyards are already feeling the impact from hotter summers. The past decade has actually been one of the best on record for vineyards in France due to the warmer temperatures, but if it gets any warmer crops could spoil and places like England and Wales could find themselves home to the perfect growing season. If temperatures keeping rising, wine grapes could run out of room to migrate north and we'll all have to get use to drinking more Vodka.