Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Earth-Erosion-in-a-Vineyard-in-France-27MZIFLOKD2P.htmlConceptually similarEarth Erosion in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UF9Completed★★★★Detail of a Grapes' Leaf in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFACompleted★★★★Detail of a Grapes' Leaf in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFBCompleted★★★★Detail of a Grape in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFCCompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFECompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFFCompleted★★★★A Wine Bottle in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFPCompleted★★★★A Wine Bottle in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFQCompleted★★★★A Bottle of Wine in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFRCompleted★★★★View AllGP01UF8Earth Erosion in a Vineyard in FranceEarth erosion in a badly cared vineyard. Lack of soil preparation before heavy rain generates a surface drain effect which carries the earth away from the wine plant rootsLocations:Bourgogne-Chaintre-Europe, West Europe-FranceDate:26 Aug, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Pierre GleizesMaximum size:2539px X 3816pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-VineyardsShoot:Climate Change Effects on Wine in FranceThis documentation shows how France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact vineyards. Unless world leaders can ensure an ambitious deal on climate change at the upcoming United Nations summit in Copenhagen, French wines face a grim future. French wine production is a climatically sensitive endeavor and is at great risk from environmental change. For optimum quality each variety (like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir) is grown in specific regions within narrow climatic variability. But the climate is changing now. The average annual temperature has significantly increased, leading to major shifts in the wine production calendar. In 2003, many French vineyards experienced changes and the grapes produced had undesirable characteristics. Scientists predict that at the end of this century half of all summers could be like the summer of 2003.