A scientific study advices about the global warming impact on wine production with the disappearance of the current suitable zones for its production.
This is a research work carried out by scientists from different universities and organizations from countries such as the United States, Chile and China. It states that Climate Change will have a direct impact on ecosystems affecting different species, but it will also affect indirectly to land uses as a result of habitats loss, focusing specifically on the effects on wine grape production.
According to this study, due to Climate Change, the suitability of the current main wine-producing regions will decrease by 2050 between 19% and 73% (depending on the area), moving these crops to higher elevations as can be seen on the world map generated from this data.
Experts announce that this situation can lead to possible conflicts related to land uses and the fresh water ecosystems, so they warn about the necessity to make efforts of adaptation and conservation on agriculture, like preventive measures to face these possible effects, which could bring about a significant change in the current agrifood industry model and lead towards self-sufficiency and food security.