Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Vineyards-in-France-27MZIFLO85P2.htmlConceptually similarVineyards in FranceGP01UDCCompleted★★★★Vineyards in FranceGP01UDDCompleted★★★★Vineyard in FranceGP01U5DCompleted★★★★Vineyards in FranceGP01UDBCompleted★★★★Unattended Vineyard in FranceGP01UDACompleted★★★★Wine Maker in his Vineyard in FranceGP01U5JCompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFECompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFFCompleted★★★★A Bottle of Wine in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UFRCompleted★★★★View AllGP01U5FVineyards in FranceA vineyard under the clouds.If 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:Aloxe Corton-Bourgogne-Europe, West Europe-FranceDate:24 Aug, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Pierre GleizesMaximum size:4048px X 2693pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Clouds-Copy space-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Outdoors-Plantations-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.