Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Hot-Air-Balloon-in-a-Vineyard-in-France-27MZIFLQKT_W.htmlConceptually similarHot Air Balloon in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UGLCompleted★★★★Hot Air Balloon in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UGNCompleted★★★★1st World War Monument in FranceGP01UGKCompleted★★★★Champagne Vineyards in FranceGP01UG8Completed★★★★Champagne Vineyards in FranceGP01UGSCompleted★★★★Champagne Vineyards in FranceGP01UH8Completed★★★★Champagne Vineyards in FranceGP01UH9Completed★★★★Champagne Producer in his Vineyard in FranceGP01U61Completed★★★★Sign in Champagne Vineyard in FranceGP01UG3Completed★★★★View AllGP01UGMHot Air Balloon in a Vineyard in FranceA hot air balloon flies over Champagne vineyardsIf temperatures increase beyond 2°C, France will be faced with a runaway geographical displacement of both its natural and cultivated ecosystems, and the effects on the sustainability of wine production will be catastrophic for the local industry.Locations:Champagne Ardenne-Europe, West Europe-France-LudesDate:23 Aug, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Pierre GleizesMaximum size:2353px X 3536pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Hot air balloons-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Trees-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.