I’ve become fairly immune from the sky is warming, earth is cooking crowd but sometimes they do provide a bit of comical entertainment. A case in point is provided by the Newsbusters Noel Sheppard. Seems Wolf Blitzer, via his Situation Room CNN show, did a report of global warming and it’s effects on the Northern California wine industry.
Blitzer starts: “Global warming threatening California’s multi-billion dollar wine industry, that’s the crux of a new study which says as much as 81 percent of the state’s prime growing areas will be unusable by the end of the century.”
OMG, I better stock up on Mad Dog 20/20… fast!
Then Blitzer cut to his on scene correspondent Chris Lawrence: “Yes, just a beautiful landscape here, Wolf. And you know, these grapes produce some of the best wine in the world, but climate experts are warning that global warming could put entire vineyards in danger.”
Lawrence continues: “America’s wine industry is a multi-billion dollar business, but if a new scientific study is true, it’s about to go bad.”
The study referred to was conducted by Purdue University “projecting an 81 percent decrease in total production in the United States for premium wines.”
Which raises the question of how they “projected” anything based on recent trends.
Wine grape bonanza for state’s vineyards Vintners juiced up over expected quality of 2nd-largest harvest. For California wines, 2005 could be the stuff of legend.
“Stuff of legend”… along with the validity, or lack there of a Purdue University study.
BTW, anybody know if Boones Farm is still on the market. If so I’ll add it to my list of items to stock me
Panic Earth is cooking room.