Pinot vs panda as climate changes

2013-04-08 22:13
Female Huan-Huan (R) and male Yuan-Zi pandas, at the Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan, central France. (Alain Jocard, AFP)

Female Huan-Huan (R) and male Yuan-Zi pandas, at the Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan, central France. (Alain Jocard, AFP)

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Washington - Which is more important, pandas or pinot?

But an anticipated 25 to 73% loss in suitable growing area in the current major wine producing parts of the world by 2050 may put water resources and wildlife on a collision course with vineyards, researchers say.

Faced with a loss of millions of acres, some growers are switching to different grape varieties, but by 2050 many places will be simply too hot and dry for any varieties, Hannah said.

While most European-style wine currently grown in China originates from a peninsula near Beijing, conservationists hope that China's government will take steps to protect panda habitat in the central mountains from wine-growers, Hannah said.

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