Climate change is obviously composed of benefits as well as drawbacks. A phenomenon that is talked of globally, it is expressed regionally and large differences in impacts will be felt according to fate and geography.
Hot summers will be damaging to some, but mild winters will be a boon to others. Although the rain will continue to fall on the just as well as the unjust, for some it will be welcomed, by others lamented.
However, climate activists focus on the risks and the negatives. They are vigilant in monitoring the media. When a meme appears that tends to undercut their narrative, the marketing types at NGOs are quick to respond.
No good news goes unpunished.
March 21, 2016: “While climate change threatens coastal cities and generates extreme weather, the effects of global warming could bring good news to some of France’s most esteemed vineyards. Here, the conditions needed to produce early-ripening fruit, which is historically associated with highly rated wines, have become more frequent, according to research published online Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.”
March 23, 2016: “We’ll stop whining about climate change when it stops affecting our wine. The warming climate is helping vineyards produce better wine. However, producers in Western Europe and beyond may have to move their production elsewhere if they want to stay in business for the long run — and that includes France, new evidence suggests.
Droughts are the reason for this shake-up. …While global warming is currently improving wine, it spells upheaval and disaster in the long term. For now, the heat has brought out some “grands millesimes,” a French term for great vintages, according to Discovery.”
…”The Columbia study examines where certain vineyards could end up moving. California’s Napa Valley grapes could theoretically end up in Washington or British Columbia. The hills of central China could become the new Chile.”
I’ve seen this too frequently to take it for a coincidence. Every silver lining has its cloud.
Perhaps the Columbia study should have taken a look at the current state of the vintners of the Pacific Northwest. My wife recommends this wine highly.